Andrey Lozano is one of Investing Hope´s local facilitators. Andrey has helped form and oversee three YES Clubs over the past 18 months. He is a busy young man of 20 years of age who is currently studying engineering full time, supporting his father´s new church plant on Saturdays and Sundays, working at an exclusive local sports club. He loves God and God has blessed him in so many ways.
Andrey needed to raise more money to pay for his university. His workplace has a matching grant program for savings so all the money he makes, he can double through the program. As Andrey encourages and helps the 18 kids that meet each Tuesday in his small living room to make and package candy kabobs, cookies, and brownies, he also makes some for his own sale. Andrey recently told me, ¨I am so excited about forming a business right now at this age that I am young, Jim. This has always been my dream and I have the support of my Papa, God whom is who supports me in all that I do and who told me that I am like a tree planted by streams of living water,which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.´ I was speaking with the members of the club and they told me that I am that eh best age to take the risk and begin a business. They say that I don’t have anything to lose, I don´t have any children nor a family that depends on me. I have another business idea that I am going to start very soon! And I have seen the hand of God in my life and in what I am doing. Imagine that this weekend I was selling sandwiches, cookies and candy kabobs and with the income plus the payment for my job I was able to earn $100,000 pesos (about one sixth of a monthly minimum salary) in three days! It is hard and it requires a sacrifice, but is worth the effort! I want to motivate the kids to also really make their business. We are going to establish a big goal and get them moving and I am using my own example with them.”
Iglesia Confra Cristiana de Lijaca
Liceo Ludico Nueva Colombia
Iglesia Alianza Santa Cecilia
Fundación Taller De Mis Sueños
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