Total loan: $5,500
San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico / Services
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We are Nideilys and María, two young women born and raised in Puerto Rico, and product of the public education system. Upon arrival at the University, we identified many deficiencies in our academic preparation, due to the few resources that public schools have. These deficiencies presented a challenge to achieve our career. We met several years after finishing university, working in the same company. Talking about our life experiences, we realize the similarities, and the need there is to support education in Puerto Rico. Although we both work initiatives to reinforce Puerto Rican education, we decided to create a common program; from here Funsciencestic is born. Our academic preparation is in scientific disciplines, fields that women are already at a disadvantage. The purpose of Funsciencestic is to be able to give the same educational opportunities to all the boys and girls of Puerto Rico, where it is reported that 6 out of 10 boys live below the poverty level. Nideilys has a background in industrial chemistry, with experience in environmental sciences. María has a preparation in molecular biotechnology and scientific education, with experience in educational laboratories. Also, as a way to support her studies, she has worked on various business projects. Hence her interest in obtaining entrepreneurship certification on par with her academic degree. What motivates us to maintain this business is the satisfaction of contributing our knowledge to society, and that at the end of the day we can give Puerto Rican girls and boys the necessary tools to achieve their dreams.