Patrik and Dump Tees goes outreach

Hey there folks. I´m in Sweden. Yes I know, it´s crazy! Just 16 days ago I was in super hot موقع اوريدو الكويت للاسه٠Nicaragua and now I´m in cold برنامج تداول الفوركس Sweden.

The reason that I´m back in my lovely country is that I applied to SE-Forum´s ( توقعات تداول سعر اسهم البنك الاهلي Social Entrepreneur Forum) accelerator program Outreach and got accepted. I´m one of six persons accepted and I´m very proud to tell you that Dump Tees is a part of the program.

stockholm roof

The program is funded by الخيارات الثنائية إشارات يوتيوب Sida in Sweden and it´s like a تداول بنك الانماء boot camp for كيفية كسب المال مع أسهم السنت social entrepreneurs like me. People wanting to change the world. The other guys are super cool! I´ll present them for you here in the blog later. The program is 8 weeks long and we´re meeting a shit load of cool people. Björn Söderberg, Sebastian Stjern, Maja Frankel, Harry McNeil, Eliza Kücükaslan, Jonas Pinzke, Daniel Daboczy just to mention a few!

Okey talk to you tomorrow, I´ll tell you more about my reflections being at home again, after 15 months in Nicaragua working with kids and teenagers in the huge Ш§Щ„Ш§ШіЩ‡Щ… ЩЃЩЉ ШЁЩ†Щѓ Ш§Щ„Ш§Щ‡Щ„ЩЉ garbage dump look at these guys La Chureca.

Tee up!

Dump Tees AB is registered in Sweden It´s alive folks! Even though Dump Tees didn´t have any t-shirts done or any company registered, we got a lot of pre-orders. A perfect way to start a business. Sell first, start later. We even won a grant and a business idea competition, but I´ll tell you more about that another day. Me, Franklin and Milton are very pleased and happy about this super start and we´re looking forward to send you all your كم سعر اونصة الذهب بالريال السعودي t-shirts from the أسعار الفوركس first collection “granade” when done (in just a couple of weeks). The social business got registered as Dump Tees AB. A good way to promote the ابي اشتري اسهم brand and the company in the same time. We had actually another name as our first choice for the company, to be able to widen the operating areas. But it was already taken, but hey, it´s just a name. Now let´s do what we do best. Telling you the story from the garbage dump La Chureca where about 3.000 people live.

Tee up!



La Chureca -A huge garbage dump and now a clothing brand

In the last post I told you guys about the background, how everything started, why I went to Nicaragua in the first place, about the ngo which i started almost 3 years ago when my former job didn´t allowed me to develop as person. Today I´ll tell you why I´m starting a clothing brand making t-shirts together with youngsters from the open garbage dump La Chureca in the capital of Nicaragua, Managua. Or, you know what, I think I´ll skip that for today, let me tell you about La Chureca first…

La Chureca is the biggest open garbage dump in central america, about 7 km2. It´s hard to tell when people actually began to move there but some people say that the big earthquake in 1972 started everything.

garbage dump

Almost 70% of Managua was left in ruins and huge amount of people were left unemployed. With no other options, people went to the garbage dump, where all the trashes after the earthquake was left, in search of things of value to sell. Some people went home when night was falling, people without a home stayed in La Chureca and by the time, they built their own “houses” in the dump with whatever they could find in the garbage.

Today, 40 years later, they say that about 3.000 people are living in La Chureca. During my year working with the kids and teenagers there I met new people every day. La Chureca is like a small town with it´s own church, school and kinder, just next to the mountains of garbage.

Kids are walking around by themselves all day long while their parents are working under the heating sun from morning to evening. People gather around the back of the dumpster truck, trying to scavenge whatever falls out of it. Mostly they´re collecting plastic bottles or cables, which they burn to get the copper (talking about copper, you should listen to Calle13 – El baile de los pobres). They later sell the stuff to a man buying plastics and metals, for pennies. If you´re lucky you can make about 5-10 dollars a day. Having a couple of kids to feed, you won´t have “mucha plata” left to save up. And even if you do, the risk of being robbed is super high since a lot of robbers live there.

A big problem here is that families are so poor that even their kids has to work to support the family. I’ve seen 5 year old kids going to “work” with their mom and dad. It´s about the worst thing I´ve seen in my life. The same second the kid starts to work, he´s loosing his childhood and opportunity to study and another generation is doomed to spend the rest of their life in the dump.

Watch the video to get a glance of what La Chureca really is. Since the high risk of being robbed I personally don´t have many good photos, I took them all with a cellphone camera. And if you´d like to I´ll share them on the blog one day. Got some really sweet videos with the kids and some really nice videos with the guys playing basketball´n stuff.

Like i said, La Chureca is like a world in its own way. Very few people know about it or the stories from the place. That´s where our clothing brand Dump Tees comes in. We´re telling the stories you’ve never heard before, from people living of less than $5 a day. Amazing stories from real people trying to survive, just like us, through this t-shirt we´re making a better future for us and for young people of La Chureca…

Tee up or die naked!

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