A few weeks ago we were contacted by a very bright young Mexican man, Eduardo Bautista, who is currently participating in a cultural exchange program and attends UWC ISAK JAPAN. He read an article online about Feed the Hungry San Miguel and it sparked such an interest in him that he immediately looked for our Facebook page and messaged us. The rest, as they say, is history.
“I’m 16 years old and I was born in Mexico City. I love social entrepreneurship, all the better when it impacts fellow Mexicans in a positive way.”
Eduardo wants to see Mexico thrive, and he believes education is the key of progress. “Feed the Hungry San Miguel tackles a tremendous obstacle in Mexican children’s education: hunger. In Mexico, we usually believe that people are incapable of collective thought, and that every person is for himself. However, I think Feed the Hungry San Miguel is proof that it’s possible that Mexicans can work together, in an organized way, towards a solution; thus becoming responsible for the common well-being of all Mexicans.”
This intelligent young man was “hooked” on helping others since he was in his 3rd and final year of middle school. He started a project in which he provided emotional support, as well as food, to immigrants from Central America in various shelters in Mexico City. “I knew I loved social entrepreneurship and altruism when we brought donated toys to children in one of these shelters and this little kid was so excited he kept jumping up and down, and he hugged my leg saying ‘thank you’; it was an experience that marked me forever.”
Since Eduardo was working on a school project for his leadership class, his contact with Feed the Hungry San Miguel couldn’t have come at a better time. “I see Feed the Hungry San Miguel as a highly innovative organization because you promote civil involvement in rural communities, where life is very hard; and you also provide education for parents so that the impact reaches the homes. I also think it’s very cool that you bring the international community together to tackle a local problem. Your volunteers come from different places but they’re all committed with the mission of the organization”.
This is probably not the last time you read about Eduardo…Stay tuned! 🙂