On May 6, 2014, second-year students donated a portion of their hard-earned profits from their business projects back to EARTH University.
The members of two current entrepreneurial project—La Doña which produces hot sauce and Kokedama S.A. which produces cassava chips—represented their class and the other student run enterprises at a recent business luncheon in San José, Costa Rica, which was organized by EARTH on April 3, 2014. All profits generated from the sales of their products during that event were donated to EARTH.
EARTH works hard to include its students and alumni in ensuring the continued sustainability of the Institution, and La Doña co-founder Otto Rivera (’15, Guatemala) has internalized this message, saying: “While our donation might not be very big, we did it with great pleasure, knowing that even though seeds may look small, one day they will grow into trees that bear fruit.”
Sixty percent of EARTH University students receive a full scholarship, making support from donors essential to continue EARTH’S mission. Otto and his classmates are well aware that their contribution is an investment in future students.
“Many of us are here thanks to the help we get from our donors. They are people who give us what they have earned by the sweat of their brow, so we thank them and show through our achievements that their support is a fundamental part of our professional development,” concludes Otto.
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