Andrea Rangel

Nationality: Mexico
Organization Name: María Josefina
Impact Region: Central America
About the Social Business: María Josefina is a platform that promotes female social entrepreneurs in vulnerable situations, transforming them into entrepreneurs by integrating them to the local market so that they can improve their quality of life and well-being.
About the Y&Y Fellow: Andrea Rangel is an economist, graduated from University of Monterrey (UDEM) and social entrepreneur born in México. Six years ago, she emigrated from my hometown to study college at UDEM, where she got involved in multiple activities that aim to solve different social problems through innovative strategies. She has been volunteer in different national and international programs, which seek to improve the quality of life of different target populations, from children to seniors and women. Through these experiences, she discovered my greatest passion, the development of womenpreneurs in vulnerable situations. She believes in the power of women to change the world, and that’s why she decided to participate in the Social Transformation Lab from UDEM, where the outcome was María Josefina, her own social enterprise, that promotes the development of women entrepreneurs by integrating them in the supply chain. Currently, she has a part time job at UDEM, as project coordinator of the implementation of a platform that seeks to reduce crime rates among young people in Mexico through entrepreneurship. She loves outdoor activities, especially walks. Within her goals in life, she wants to make the road to Santiago de Compostela. She enjoys traveling with purpose, almost always as a backpacker, and she would like to visit the seven wonders of the world before her 30s. She admires people who dare to do different things even though nobody believes in them, like Amartya Sen, who considered the development of the Women as a strategy to eradicate poverty, and Muhammad Yunus who did not give up until he found support to create his own bank. She loves reading and the topics that interest her the most are economic development, social inclusion, strategies to reduce inequality and social entrepreneurship.

Andrea Rangel

Nationality: Mexico
Organization Name: María Josefina
Impact Region: Central America
About the Social Business: María Josefina is a platform that promotes female social entrepreneurs in vulnerable situations, transforming them into entrepreneurs by integrating them to the local market so that they can improve their quality of life and well-being.
About the Y&Y Fellow: Andrea Rangel is an economist, graduated from University of Monterrey (UDEM) and social entrepreneur born in México. Six years ago, she emigrated from my hometown to study college at UDEM, where she got involved in multiple activities that aim to solve different social problems through innovative strategies. She has been volunteer in different national and international programs, which seek to improve the quality of life of different target populations, from children to seniors and women. Through these experiences, she discovered my greatest passion, the development of womenpreneurs in vulnerable situations. She believes in the power of women to change the world, and that’s why she decided to participate in the Social Transformation Lab from UDEM, where the outcome was María Josefina, her own social enterprise, that promotes the development of women entrepreneurs by integrating them in the supply chain. Currently, she has a part time job at UDEM, as project coordinator of the implementation of a platform that seeks to reduce crime rates among young people in Mexico through entrepreneurship. She loves outdoor activities, especially walks. Within her goals in life, she wants to make the road to Santiago de Compostela. She enjoys traveling with purpose, almost always as a backpacker, and she would like to visit the seven wonders of the world before her 30s. She admires people who dare to do different things even though nobody believes in them, like Amartya Sen, who considered the development of the Women as a strategy to eradicate poverty, and Muhammad Yunus who did not give up until he found support to create his own bank. She loves reading and the topics that interest her the most are economic development, social inclusion, strategies to reduce inequality and social entrepreneurship.
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