Dump Tees founder in Sveriges Radio P4

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The intervju is in Swedish and for you who missed it, you can listen to it here!

 

 

 

 

 

First day of the trade show is over!

I met so many cool people today. A bunch of girls who loved to play with “el trompo”, you know, the little thing with a string that you strow and make it spinn? (See photo below) What a rhyme btw 😉 Anyway, we made it a competition, she made it spin for about 8 seconds, which is pretty good for playing inside.

Had Langos for lunch, ever tried it? It´s some tasty Hungarian shit. Fried bread with shrimps, sour cream and garlic etc. You should try it if you ever get the opportunity!

Got interviewed by a guy from Coompanion today, one of the sponsors of the business idea competition that Dump Tees won last year. Will post it when online. Gave some tips to the competitors of the 2012 edition of Drakarna i Västmanland.

Tomorrow we´re  doing a new competition. A quiz! See ya there! Where? At Köping Arena.

Tee up or die naked!

 

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 Nicaragua and now I´m in cold Sweden.

The reason that I´m back in my lovely country is that I applied to SE-Forum´s (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 Sida in Sweden and it´s like a boot camp for 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 garbage dump La Chureca.

Tee up!

Blogging virginity lost at age of 18!

This monday you could read the first entry from Milton and Franklin from Dump Tees. Two of the three musketeers, I´m the third i guess. And yes. The idea is that the´ll be blogging in English one day, to practice. If you can speak English in Nicaragua you´ll increase your chances heavily doing career. And I think they should be able to communicate with our beloved fans, don´t you think? Anyway, I think they did a very good job. I remember when I first started blogging, you got to get used to it, suavemente.

They agreed on participating in the English class that an organisation (Mana project) is running at La Chureca and I really hope they´ve got time to really teach Milton and Franklin something.

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Today we had a really good meeting. Talking about their work, photo shoots, the t-shirts, design, blogging etc. And I talked to Milton´s father. Hehe as you might have read in the last entry, It was pretty amusing apparently, since his father never has spoken to a foreigner before.

Today we sent the last details to the factory. The t-shirts will probably come in three colors, lime yellow, light green and natural white. It´ll be a really sweet addition to your wardrobe for this spring and summer.

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 Gatubarn.nu 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!

Dump Tees background

Yesterday I took your hand in mine and said hello  and I published the first blogpost from Dump Tees. I promised you to tell you more about the brand, the story, background and who we are behind this social business and clothing brand.

About two years ago I started a non profit organisation in Sweden for street kids in latin america. This was a whole new world for me but i knew it was the right thing. I was very unhappy with my work since it wouldn´t aloud me to develop as a person. In this organisation I could let my creativity free and do things i really love doing.

I had to learn a shit load of new stuff, I developed as a person. I learned how to talk to media, how to raise funds, how the world of social media and banks works etc etc. I wasn´t born with rich and important parents that know a lot of important people. I´ve always had a lot of friends but I felt directly that I didn´t have the important network of contacts. The network of enterprising people who are doing their thing and doing it good, entreprenours and directors of organisations.

As they say, few people regret taking the bull by the horns, and I have never. Things was complicated from time to time but everything was solved step by step. You change your playground with the time and one day your in the middle of it, in the middle of a room with 300 entreprenours and capable people, pitching your business idea in a business idea competition. I got new friends, cool followers on twitter, more readers on the blog and more money for the street kids.

The ngo I started (Gatubarn.nu) worked together with artists such as Kan Dee and Block44, organisations like Hagateatern and IOGT NTO and couple of companies who wanted to take a big social responsability in their business and help street kids.

From the start i decided to save up 100.000 swedish crowns and work as a volonteer for one year in latin america with underprivileged kids. 28 of january 2011 i went. And I went to Nicaragua, central americas poorest country. Less than two weeks after I landed in Nicaragua i was brought to La Chureca, a huge garbage dump where about 3.000 people live.

Inside of this garbage dump, an idea of a clothing brand was born, an idea of helping people out of extreme poverty by offering decent work with decent wage. Next time I´ll tell you why.


Patrik Temperani Appelquist
Founder & CEO – Dump Tees
Twitter.com/DumpTees
Facebook.com/DumpTees
www.DumpTees.com
+505 8358 5325

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