Puerto Rico Annual Report 2012-‐2013
A message from our Chairperson
Thinking about the beginnings of this organization in Puerto Rico and, seeing, its development and rapid growth today, makes positive proof that the call to serve and the application of knowledge, are the key elements in building a better country. Enactus invites creativity, determination, courage and action to work together. This invitation comes at a diﬃcult time with challenges and obstacles that are only exceeded by the fearless eﬀorts of our students and faculty. eﬀorts of our students and facult We as entrepreneurs, see in this organization the best tool for progress and social justice with an entrepreneurial vision that goes beyond the traditional schemes. It is also a perpetual source of development of the individual, their environment and their most cherished values; to build a sustainable future. Our students, guided by their faculty, have thrived in the past years to raise new possibilities for hundreds of individuals and families whose future was uncertain. It would be unsubstantial to say that this is just what we do. We have also managed to raise the name of our Island held high. The result of the students, faculty and communities’ eﬀorts had raised globally the economic, social and environmental impact in our Puerto Rico. Enactus Puerto Rico, with only seven years in the organization, have positioned Puerto Rico among the ﬁnalists;
competing with more than 30 countries. Last year, our Champion Team, returned to share the world stage with countries like Germany, Britain and Nigeria at the ﬁnal round of competition. There, before the world, they gave voice to those less fortunate and the world shuddered. Thanks to the continuous support of leading businesses, today Enactus in Puerto Rico has 14 universities and more than 30 business projects that continuously inject millions of dollars into the economy. I hope you can see, in this annual report, what we all have seen; Enactus is passion, dedication, commitment, knowledge and opportunity. It is the best investment in the development of the future leaders of our country and a graceful way out for those in need. Because another future is possible; we don’t talk; we act.
Carmen Laura Marrero Chairperson of the Board Enactus Puerto Rico Chief Financial Oﬃcer Puerto Rico Supplies Group
Enactus Puerto Rico Facts What we do... Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects in communities in need.
A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
The way we work... With the support and encouragement of their faculty advisors and a local business advisory board, our Enactus teams apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. -‐Humacao Community College -‐Columbia College -‐University of Puerto Rico at Carolina -‐University of Puerto Rico at Humacao -‐University of Puerto Rico at Ponce
-‐Interamerican University, Ponce -‐Interamerican University, Metro -‐Huertas College -‐University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon -‐National University College, Bayamon -‐University of Puerto Rico at Cayey -‐National University College, Arecibo -‐University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez -‐Metropolitan University
Together... -‐University of the East
Team Projects Results Economic Impact: $12,245,762 People Impacted Directly: 18,238 People Impacted Indirectly: 94,313 Voluntary Hours: 58,071 Active Students: 261 Entrepreneurial Activities/ Funding: $255,748
Competition Results 2012-2013 Total Projects and Teams
Average Projects per Team 2008-‐2009: 2.78 2009-‐2010: 4.11 2010-‐2011: 3.00 2011-‐2012: 3.38 2012-‐2013: 3.89
Active Students and Faculty
Bottles of Hope University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón
A social-‐entrepreneurial initiative to develop communities in distress and provide them the necessary skills to construct a safe house with reused plastic bottles. One three-‐room house, built in compliance with safety standards 12,000 bottles reused for the construction of the house One family, 5 people directly impacted 400 community members indirectly impacted
My Family,My 1st Venture University of the East
Seeks to empower families with knowledge and skills to eﬃciently and eﬀectively use family resources from a business perspective in order to promote a self-‐suﬃcient society 2 countries impacted 390 families directly impacted Over $22,000 saved through developed budgets Over 66% of the families impacted showed healthier management habits
University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
Aims to promote specialized services and a better quality of life for young adults with autism and their families, while creating social awareness. 40,000 pounds of waste recycled 3-‐year agreements for specialized services free-‐of-‐charge services free-‐o Over $600,000 in economic impact 3 adults with autism in the workforce Enabled one parent to publish a book
Interamerican University at Ponce
Is a social-‐entrepreneurial pilot project in the El Faro community at Guayanilla using the main resources of the community, crabs.
An economic impact of over $110,000 More than 2,100 hours invested 13 team members engaged in the project 220 residents impacted
We change lives...
Where the talent is... University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón Years In Enactus: 7 Team Members: 30 Projects: 3 National Champion: 2007 Runner Up: 2009 National University College-‐Arecibo Years In Enactus: 1 Team Members: 10 Projects: 1 University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Years In Enactus: 7 Team Members: 19 Projects: 4 National Champion: 2008
Interamerican University-‐Ponce Campus Years In Enactus: 1 Team Members: 18 Projects: 4 2013 Rookie of The Year
Huertas College Years In Enactus: 1 Team Members: 5 Projects: 1
National University College-‐Bayamón Years In Enactus: 3 Team Members: 12 Projects: 1
Metropolitan University (UMET) Years In Enactus: 1 Team Members: 15 Projects: 2 Interamerican University-‐Metro Campus Years In Enactus: 6 Team Members: 40 Projects: 4 Runner Up: 2007
Universidad del Este Years In Enactus: 7 Team Members: 25 Projects: 4 National Champion: 2012 Runner Up: 2010,2011
Columbia University College Years In Enactus: 1 Team Members: 18 Projects: 3
University of Puerto Rico at Carolina Years In Enactus: 3 Team Members: 19 Projects: 2 Humacao Community College Years In Enactus: 3 Team Members: 25 Projects: 3 Runner Up: 2013 University of Puerto Rico at Humacao 2011 Rookie of The Year Years In Enactus: 5 Team Members: 40 Projects: 4 National Champion: 2009,2010,2011,2013 Runner Up: 2012
Enactus UPR-‐Humacao Alumni
Patricia Lugo Enactus UPR-‐Mayaguez Alumni “My experience with Enactus has been rewarding, as a team we were passionate and unique in the strategic development of our projects and communities. Without doubts, Enactus has been a cornerstone in my personal and professional growth.”
Our Alumni “Enactus, former SIFE, has been a life-‐changing experience for me. It gave me the professionalism and the sensibility to work towards the wellness of the communities. Enactus challenged me to become a better human being. Enactus will be a baggage that I will keep close to my baggage that I will heart for all the experience that I learned from this amazing journey.”
Lyssette Vázquez Enactus UPR-‐Bayamon Alumni
I’m very grateful of my experience in Enactus, because I learned not to focus on a problem, but rather on a solution. I helped people learn things that otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to learn on their own. Now that I reﬂect about my experience in Enactus I can say that the most important thing that I discovered is that you will never ﬁnd happiness unless you are doing what you love.
Carlos Cruz Camacho Enactus UNE Alumni
“Being part of an Enactus team helps students to develop their leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Enactus injects you interest and desire to contribute with the development of communities in need, through projects of social impact to build greater countries. The Enactus impact greater countries. provokes being a better individual, with an extraordinary humanitarian sense, resulting in extraordinary professional skills and abilities I have been part of Enactus sin 2006, and will be part of Enactus all my life.
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