Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers

by Yo Quiero Yo Puedo
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Help marginalized Mexican children and teenagers

Project Report | Nov 7, 2018
Meet Erick!

By Shoshana Grossman-Crist | Communications and Partnerships Lead

Erick Hazel Cruz Saria, from Ecatepec, Mexico, is one of more than one thousand youth in Yo quiero Yo puedo’s entrepreneurship program. Erick - a specialist in the automotive industry and in hydraulic, electrical and pneumatic installations - develops technology that does not substitute the workforce but instead optimizes workers’ skills and development. He talked to us recently about how Yo quiero Yo puedo was one of the most important decisions in his life:

Before the “I want to, I can” program, I did not have a business vision. After having taken part in the program, I felt more confident about myself. I knew that I could project that confidence so that others would trust me. The guidance I received from my Yo quiero Yo puedo mentor, Luis, taught me what I had to do in order to close deals and to create strategic partnerships. Luis told me that the most important thing was to define what I require, what the other person requires and to see how we complement each other, and, in that way, build partnerships. For example, he has great people-skills, in how to present projects, solutions and business deals. Because of my engineering background, I was very closed and cold, but Luis enabled me to see the way in which business can be done.

I have always wanted to leave my mark on the world. I wanted to improve the life of honest people, but I did not have the resources, the means, nor partners. I didn’t have a business focused on that. Currently, technological developments are frequently replacing people or automating processes. In contrast, the focus of my business is to develop technology and teaching equipment for the advancement of human skills.

Right now, we are focusing on finding a large customer to whom we can sell the products wholesale. Luis put it to me in the following way: “How can you sell as many pieces in the shortest possible time? Developing a product takes time, but if one piece is made to sell to one person, a lot of time is being invested and little is earned. “The importance of Yo quiero Yo puedo, which differentiates it from the rest of the world, is that it allows people to see other realities, a new way of doing things, a new way of living. It shows them what they are capable of doing.

Yo quiero Yo puedo has reached more than 1,120 youth entrepreneurs. Thank you for helping us continue to create success stories like Erick’s and those of many others.

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Yo Quiero Yo Puedo

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Shoshana Grossman-Crist
Mexico , DF Mexico
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