The Rising Butterfly Project


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  • Good Morning!!! BURNING QUESTION – What could HAPPEN in the lives of Hondurans if they could compete in the Global Business economy ...WITHOUT ever leaving their country? Hello – Grateful Opportunity Share Vision with YOU Intro Myself - CO – FOUNDER – The Lakshmi Project ENTREPRENEUR – BUSINESS CONSULTANT The vision that arose along my journey from a place of VICTIMHOOD to a POSSIBILITY. I became COMMITTED to supporting other’s in breaking free of the LIMITATIONS that keep them from the life of their dreams.
  • The Rising Butterfly Project

    1. 1. Helping remove limitations to economic sustainability for the people of Honduras through the power of education and the use of technology “ Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” -anonymous
    2. 2. <ul><li>Our mission is to facilitate the ability of women and their families to reclaim self worth and manifest the life of their dreams by helping them to erase life patterns driven by choices created from poverty, lack of education or abuse. </li></ul>The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley This model represents the six areas of focus that we see as critical for maintaining whole life integrity.
    3. 3. The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley <ul><li>The People </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras – internet use has grown 760% since 2000 still only 5% use internet regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Honduras Adult Literacy Rate: 80% according to the CIA statistics </li></ul><ul><li>The Work Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Average Virtual Assistant makes about $40,000 USD per year </li></ul><ul><li>Average virtual services range between $10-30 USD per hour </li></ul><ul><li>The Market Focus </li></ul><ul><li>US SBA estimates there are currently 2 million Hispanic businesses currently $400 Billion in revenue, will grow to 8 million by 2010. Shortage of Spanish speaking support in the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization trend of business services (e.g. call centers, VA’s in India & Bangladesh) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual administrative support means reduced overhead for employees, office space, etc. </li></ul>Virtual administrative support as a tool to breaking the poverty cycle in Honduras
    4. 4. <ul><li>Goal of our project in Honduras is to implement </li></ul><ul><li>3 aspects of our overall program: </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Support: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Business Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English as a second language (business English) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fiscal Reintegration & Viability: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-the-Job training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earning money while in the program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vision Development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a career path (work for someone else) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur training (independent contractor) </li></ul></ul>The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley
    5. 5. The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley Local Hondurans Missions & Welfare Groups Personal Vision Review Skill & Education Review Training space in computer literacy, ESL Education groups to help teach Technology Partners <ul><li>Partner Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate Partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The local Honduran community leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church & Mission Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Village health banks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Projects working with low income children </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education Partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope for Honduras (girls program) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UCLA Global Business Brigade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESL programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CESO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Corporate Partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable & Internet Providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecom Providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Supply Companies </li></ul></ul>Selected Candidate to The Lakshmi Project Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. - Vince Lombardi (1) (1) (2) (3)
    6. 6. The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley Missions & Groups w/buildings Work Center – experience & money Lakshmi Project promote to businesses abroad Technology Partners Honduran Enterprise Partner Self-sustainability training while working Businesses abroad to purchase work <ul><li>Partner Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Work Space Partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Missions with educational facilities in place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities associated with churches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business Partners Abroad: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs and businesses needing administrative services in Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses needing bilingual administrative support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Honduran Enterprise Partner (by city): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serves as the personnel manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality control of work delivered to business partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides management path for higher skilled Hondurans </li></ul></ul>(1) (2) (3)
    7. 7. The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley Work for other VA companies Micro Loan agencies for equipment Technology Partners Self-sustainability training while working Businesses abroad to purchase work Self Employed <ul><li>Sustainability training – teach how to work on their own & run business </li></ul><ul><li>Alliances with micro-loan groups and technology partners make business supplies & computer equipment easier for graduates to attain </li></ul><ul><li>Construction mission partners can help create community work centers. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates exit to work… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independently, contractor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work for another company that does marketing and outside contract for them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduates have resource to market their services to business abroad </li></ul>Const. Missions – setup work centers (1) (2) (2) (3) (4a) (4b) (5)
    8. 8. The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley ***Please note: Pricing is strictly an estimated example. Business trends vary for virtual services, but further research will have to be done to determine the exact marketing price point in the Latin American marketplace. Training Scenario $10/hr @ 20 hours week - $200/wk. Deduct 50% for expenses & fees Participant pay - $100/week Graduate Scenario $10/hr @ 20 hours/wk - $800/mo. gross * Subsidized internet expense * Marketing Downloading Prosperity Economy without borders
    9. 9. <ul><li>Improve family units by creating greater stability, family pride, nutrition and education </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to work and wages not available within Honduras </li></ul><ul><li>Diversification of worker skills and educational exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Build self-esteem & empowerment as self sufficiency increases </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the drive of technology to areas with little to no prior utilization of broadband internet & computers </li></ul>The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley
    10. 10. The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.        - Winston Churchill
    11. 11. <ul><li>Initiating partnership with Farm of the Child in La Ceiba (thanks to being HERE) </li></ul><ul><li>Being here NOW  …to identify alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Target launch for pilot January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Namaste (the good in me bows to the good in you) </li></ul>The Lakshmi Project, Honduras, presented by Megha Bradley Megha Bradley (404) 324-0028 Atlanta, GA [email_address] “ The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” - Anthony Robbins