Passion, Courage, Creativity, Vision, Love – A Young Couple in Nicaragua Leading The Way

Snakes on a Small Nicaraguan Child

Snakes on a Small Nicaraguan Child (Photo credit: TopatoCo)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if young people would take their entrepreneurial talents and use them to create a business model that helps create income streams for those who need an avenue to sell their products while taking business revenue and giving back to the community to improve quality of life? That’s precisely what Quinn and Jonathon are doing over at Life Out of the Box. This young couple (they’re 25) left the U.S. this year and moved to Nicaragua to develop their business. In their own words,

Life Out of the Box is a “product for a product business”. For every product that we sell overseas, we will give back a product to help educate the kids here in Nicaragua. Sell a product, give a product. One for One.

These two incredible people truly have the teacher-preneurial spirit as they combine their enthusiasm for education with the entrepreneurial virtues of hard work, leadership, creativity, and the willingness to take risk. They call it “socially conscious business.” The idea is to create a self-sustaining stream of income to fund socially beneficial activities rather than depend on donations which can be unreliable during tough economic times.

I am thrilled with what Jonathon and Quinn are creating in Nicaragua. When combining the ideas of living your passion, collaborative consumption, social media marketing and creating community what emerges is Life Out of the Box. I encourage you, with the utmost enthusiasm, to visit Life Out of the Box and promote their enterprise in your social networks. This is something everyone can get excited about. Click the link under Blogs I Follow or go to http://www.lifeoutofthebox.com.

Here’s an inspirational photo link from Life Out of the Box  photo4.jpg

9 Comments ↓

9 Comments on “Passion, Courage, Creativity, Vision, Love – A Young Couple in Nicaragua Leading The Way”

  1. Purnimodo November 7, 2012 at 5:33 PM #

    Great post! Big fan of social venturing. It’s a very exciting movement/shift in paradigms not only SME’s increasingly apply but also MNC’s and governments. Said it way too many times.. but love to see how in five years this has further developed.

    • Robert-preneur November 7, 2012 at 6:47 PM #

      Always good to read your comments. Yes it seems a critical mass is being approached for a paradigm shift and it is exciting. What are SME’s and MNC’s?

      • Purnimodo November 7, 2012 at 7:22 PM #

        Vice versa. International Economics exam coming up.. too many abbreviations stuck in my head, sorry! 😉 Small and Medium Enterprises and Multi National (or transnational) Corporations.

  2. Robert-preneur November 7, 2012 at 8:58 PM #

    Oh! Good luck on your exam. After your exam if you want to write anything about social venturing and international economics I’d love to have a guest post from you.

  3. Purnimodo November 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM #

    Thx! I most definitely need the luck. Spend way too much time on WordPress and now I have only today and tomorrow to study for my exam. Yay resits!

    Honored. Will send you the post by the end of this weekend.

    Warm wishes

  4. lifeoutofthebox November 8, 2012 at 10:42 PM #

    Robert,

    Wow. We are both blown away with the kind words you’ve written about us and LOOTB. To be written about by a teacher like you, who is changing lives everyday through education, is a serious honor in every way. You are an inspiration to us. We can’t wait to speak with you and your students next week!

    All our best,
    Quinn & Jonathon

    • Roberpreneur November 9, 2012 at 2:24 AM #

      The honor is all mine. You guys are awesome! I look forward to your visit.

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