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Marianny + Daniel, 17+16 years, co-founders of social venture Les Manos United;need funds to continue mission of cultural awareness+GP work!

Daniel Martinez and Marianny Martinez are fundraising 1200 dollars to travel with a Non Profit Organization called Global Potential to help people in rural villages during the summer in Nicaragua and The Dominican Republic.

Marianny and Daniel have been part of a non profit organization called Global Potential since February 2010. Global Potential is a program that works with urban youth programs to work on their skills to help them make a difference in the their lives, community and the world. They do this in a year and a half which includes a six week cultural exchange program to Nicaragua, Haiti and Nicaragua.

Upon our return in September 2010, after 1.5 months in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, we teamed up and created our own social venture, "Les Manos United" (LMU), with the support of Ashoka Youth Venture and Global Potential.

Our goal is to help the ones who helped us in our six week life changing experience while spreading awareness in Boston about the issues faced by those countries.

Our first phase was collecting and shipping Toys to Haiti for Christmas (we collected and shipped 220 toys). Now our second phase is collecting books and shoes to send to both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

Part of our goal is personally taking it to them in July and to achieve that we need to pay for both our plane tickets which are about 600 each!

This will be an opportunity for both of us to fulfill our mission for our social venture and grow personally and professionally as summer interns for Global Potential once we graduate from the program in June, 2011.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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