Jompeame (Jumpstartme)

Jompeame (Jumpstartme): Change the life of 5 people very week

Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Established
Budget: 
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Fundraising platform for extreme poverty causes in Latin America. Our mission is to at least change the life of 5 people every week.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if we could change the life of 5 people every week?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

In Latin America 3 out of 10 people are poor, thousands of people can't pay their medical bills and a lot more can't cover their basic needs of food, shelter and clean water. NGOS, churches and activists work close to help these communities. However most of the time, they lack money to solve these problems because most of the funds come from government institutions and international organizations and these are not enough.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We help people in extreme poverty in Latin America raise the money they need to satisfy needs of education, food, housing and health lacking in their communities with the power of the crowd. We focus on specific cases where a small contribution can make a huge difference and our goal is to raise the all the money needed for that.

Awards

1) Invitados de honor, Premios Brugal cree en su gente
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

To date we have raised money for more than 35 causes of extreme poverty in Latin America. Among them and with the help of people we have given a new home to Juan Rosario, a grandfather with 97 years old who didn't had a bed to sleep, food to eat and a bathroom. We assured education for Wesly until he finishes high school. We have given school supplies to more than 150 children. We have given medication to a 1 year old girl who suffers from the West Syndrome but her mom couldn't pay her meds because their house was robbed. We have done amazing things and we believe we can do even more.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

To date we have raised money for more than 35 causes of extreme poverty in Latin America. Among them and with the help of people we have given a new home to Juan Rosario, a grandfather with 97 years old who didn't had a bed to sleep, food to eat and a bathroom. We assured education for Wesly until he finishes high school. We have given school supplies to more than 150 children. We have given medication to a 1 year old girl who suffers from the West Syndrome but her mom couldn't pay her meds because their house was robbed. We have done amazing things and we believe we can do even more and this why we want to expand to other countries and do the same, at least change the life of 5 people every week.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We expect to be in all the countries of Latin America within 5-10 years and our long term goal is to change the lives of 40 people per week per country.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We charge 10% of all the money raised by our causes. Also we have recurring donations for specific causes.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Gofundme, Globagiving We focus on small contributions that can make big differences. Also, this is not about raising money is about making a difference and help people. We want to impact initially at least 5 causes every week for every country we are in. This means, assuring that these causes get the money they need. Because if not, how do we tell a mother that couldn't pay medication for her child when her house was robbed, that we couldn’t make it, or how do we tell Juanito that even thou he is turning 100 years old we couldn’t give him the bed he needs to sleep and a stove to cook.
Team

Founding Story

Katherine was poor for a long time. Her biggest fear was to become homeless when her mom, a teacher was not able to pay the rent. On the worst days she used to think why, how come, no one else can help. However, after college, she realized that she was not the only one with this problem, there were many people like her in the country and in Latin America. So she wanted to do something to be a helping hand when the situation is really hard, so that people can now that they are not alone and and that their problems hurt us as much as it hurts to them. So she talked to Karla and they started Jompeame together.

Team

a)Katherine Motyka- CEO Jompeame (Jumpstartme in english) Full Time Industrial Engineer with a Specialty in Materials Science. Active volunteer 2011-2014 Brugal Foundation. On 2014 was recognised by the Clinton Global Initiative University due to her project of building low cost houses with recycled plastic bottles. Same year attended Singularity University, NASA 2014. b) Karla Castro- CDO Jompeame Full Time Advertising student and active volunteer during Haiti’s earthquake in 2010. More than 3 years of experience in UX, UI and graphic design. c) Nazaret Ramirez CTO. Part time. Software engineer with more than 3 years of experience. He developed an algorithm for the National Statistics Organization with the mission of finding irregularities in the information used for the 2013 CENSUS, using Machine Learning to made it self-sustaining. ------Right now in average we handle 3-5 causes per week. As we grow we will need cause seekers (2 per country). Depending on the volume of the causes add a project manager for every 3 new causes we get per week. Example if we want to handle 8 per week, we will need a project manager to handle 3, while we manage the rest. -------We are making this work, there is no other option, these people are relying on us.
Background
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Facebook

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

CEO

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

No Poverty, Zero Hunger.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

I was in a project of building low cost houses with recycled plastic bottles: http://j.mp/1RZUreu
http://j.mp/1QI2xdb
This project was recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative University. I learned how to trust in the abilities of others, delegate and succeed as a team.
I think that learning how to work in a team is one of the most valuable lessons I ever had, because you will always need a team to create great stuff.

Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

We have donde this without advisors or mentors, just the team. We need mentors to learn how to scale this in the right way.