Yesterday we submitted three proposals for the Google Idea Competition under the categories of: environment, energy and opportunity. The winners will receive $1-2 million to bring their ideas to life. Here’s a very short synopsis of our ideas:
1. Opportunity: GANA Paraguay. Provide Paraguayan youth with a mentor, hands-on training, and an internship so she can learn a trade and make a dignified living within the country.
2. Energy: Sunergía: Alternative Energy for all of Paraguay. Provide alternative energy to the poorest of the Paraguayan population.
3. Environment: Preserve, Protect, Prosper Paraguay. Provide an ecological infrastructure that allows Paraguay to protect its own ecosystem through recycling, legislation, education and tree planting.
We know that Google will receive hundreds of thousands of applications, but we can dream a little, can’t we? So badly, we want to do something to make a difference in this nation. We eat, sleep and constantly think about what can be done to help this struggling country, which we've both adopted as our own. There are so many needs, so much injustice and corruption we easily get overwhelmed with how to help.
The best thing that we can do for Paraguay is pray for the country, live the life we want others to follow and be ready, so that when our door of opportunity opens to bless this small country, we will give it everything we’ve got!
What would you do to help the world if you had $1,000,000?