Impact Highlights

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OffGridBox deployed to boys and girls club of bayamón

With capacity to filter up to 20,000 liters and produce up to 16kWh of energy per day, the OffGridBox helped provide safe drinking water and a renewable power source to members of the club and their families. Immediately following the hurricane, the Boys & Girls Club of Bayamón provided emergency relief to communities nearby, while also maintaining educational programs for some 200 club participants.

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DAYS OF ACTION: CATAÑO SCHOOLS

On March 22 and 23, ConPRmetidos joined former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and a group of 25 former federal government staffers for two days of community-led action to repair and refresh areas of two public schools in Cataño, where almost 90% of the students live below the poverty line.

A special ¡gracias! to Yoobi, which provided classroom materials for 700 students, and to Walmart Puerto Rico, which donated two playground sets to replace ones lost to Maria. ConPRmetidos is further helping these schools by covering termite extermination costs, replacing damaged ceiling panels and looking for ways to solve problematic, rooftop water leaks.

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LEvanta tu negocio PR: jayuya 

LevantaTuNegocioPR is a coalition of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and local non-profit organizations (including Colmena 66; INprende; Centro para Emprendedores; Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust; Foundation for Puerto Rico; ConPRmetidos; ANIMUS; and others) which came together post-Maria to quickly and thoroughly assess the needs of small businesses via close-ended survey and direct interviews with the business owners.

Small businesses in  San Juan, Isabela, Arroyo, Aguadilla, Aguas Buenas, Río Grande, Orocovis, Jayuya and Caguas received urgent temporary power (6kW generators), financial support and emergency business supplies to help them sustain operations and keep staff employed during the chaotic period following the hurricane, when the island's power grid was on its knees. 

Some of the businesses receiving support in Jayuya included Café Sí o Sí, Heavenly Spa, Clínica Dental, Pasteles Mami Raquel, La Terracita, Pizzería Tierra Alta, Cholo's Muffler Shop, and Panadería Fabio

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LEvanta tu negocio PR: Santurce

LevantaTuNegocioPR is a coalition of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and local non-profit organizations (including Colmena 66; INprende; Centro para Emprendedores; Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust; Foundation for Puerto Rico; ConPRmetidos; ANIMUS; and others) which came together post-Maria to quickly and thoroughly assess the needs of small businesses via close-ended survey and direct interviews with the business owners.

Small businesses in  San Juan, Isabela, Arroyo, Aguadilla, Aguas Buenas, Río Grande, Orocovis, Jayuya and Caguas received urgent temporary power (6kW generators), financial support and emergency business supplies to help them sustain operations and keep staff employed during the chaotic period following the hurricane, when the island's power grid was on its knees. 

In the Santurce area, some forty jobs were maintained because of this urgent support to various small businesses, including Café Marquesa, Len.T.juela, La Coctelera, Double Cake and Rumors Bistro & Bar