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Ura, our founder lived her childhood in Nicaragua during the contra war in the 80s. She studied in a public school in the north of the country where there were not even chairs or books in the school. In the 90s, her mother decided to send her to Managua, the capital city, where attended a private school where she was given a high-quality education.

Once, she went back to visit her childhood home up in northern Nicaragua and she found a classmate who did not run with the same luck of having the privilege to have access to better education and in the long run, he had become a homeless person. It was then when Ura decided to use her privilege in order to improve the quality of education for children like him.

After two years of working on this idea, she told Juan, who had a similar dream and idea, and they decided to join efforts; months later, Melina also joined as a partner to work towards this shared dream.

Barrilete has now important allies such as Project Alianza, The Aspen Institute, AGLN, CALI, Flag Studio and Boombit, in addition to an interdisciplinary team of advisors and collaborators.

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