CO-CREA: Ideas in progress
Sonia – Italian, MBA graduate, in love with Colombia. Strong international experience in organization from social and private sector in Europe, China and United States. Perfil LinkedIn
Mario – Political scientist – Expert in public administration with special focus in its responsibility in the areas of internal economic migration, citizens’ participation and social innovation in Colombia.
Katerine - Lawyer – She works in Human Rights promotion and researches related topics such as minors’ recruitment, legal investigation with victims in their process towards peace and justice.
Juan - Sociologist – He researched the segments of Colombian population (focus: youth) in condition of vulnerability, designed and implemented projects with victims of the internal conflict.
We met working in social sector in Colombia and discovered that beyond obvious differences we are united by a common goal: INNOVATE the way we HELP low income PEOPLE in Colombia.We are persuaded that EVERY PERSON is the MASTER of his own DESTINY and is the most interested in helping himself. For this reason our efforts are oriented in strengthen their ideas about how to change their environment and, this way, overcome the adverse conditions in which they are living.
We have decided to follow their passion! Aware that every case is peculiar just like the needs of each individual person we are going to adopt a differential approach!
SO WHAT do we want to do?
We want to help Potential ENTREPRENEURS from LOW INCOME COMMUNITY in the outskirt of Bogotá DC to translate their dreams into a reality of social and economic inclusion by CO-CREATING projects with public, private and social sector.
At the same time we provide COLOMBIAN CORPORATIONS that understand the strategic value of social responsibility, the possibility to integrate it into their operating and sales processes, creating virtuous cycles.
Last but not least, PUBLIC AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS can participate into the projects to empower communities that suffer from social and economic exclusion, reducing the level of inequality in Colombia.
HOW would it work ?
1. The local entrepreneur that has a business idea or an existing entreprise that has a challenge comes to us
2. We assess the viability of the business idea
3. After analysing the situation we CO-DESIGN with the entrepreneur a project that will support his business and have a positive impact in the community
4. When needed, we are not afraid to COLLABORATE in partnerships with organizations from the private, social and public sectors,
5- They will help us CO-IMPLEMENT the business idea, overcome entrepreneurs weaknesses and help them build their strengths.
6- Finally we will CO-END the colaboration once we see that they are independent.Who will benefit from the projects? Everyone! We believe in shared value!
Social and public organizations:
We have developed the idea and model…now we need your help to start.
You can make your contribution to this project and make a positive impact in the development of the low income population in Colombia
With the funds we are raising we will finance the study, design and start up of the project of an entrepreneur in Altos de Cazucá (Bogotá outskirts). He would be the first beneficiary and hopefully the first of many.
On behalf of CO-CREA team and of the entrepreneurs that will benefit from the program....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Síguenos en: Twitter: @Cocreaco Facebook: Co-Crea