A LOOK BACK AT AN EVENTFUL 2015

For the x-runner team the year 2015 resembles a big and bright firework!

The greatest excitement, of course, is our progress in the field: we tripled the number of customer households in the past year! We are immensely proud to be serving over 2000 individuals and managing almost daily pick-up operations. Today, to have a “family’s” dry toilet fills our customers with pride and joy! They know that they now live in a healthier and cleaner home, they can invite their friends over for dinner, and they feel empowered by having made the right choice for their family! Continue reading “A LOOK BACK AT AN EVENTFUL 2015”

Natalia at the VIVA Group Business Workshop

Natalia at the VIVA Group Business Workshop

Our new COO and expert in Impact Measuring, Natalia Benavides, participated in a week long workshop for Social Enterprises offered by the Schmidheiny Award. She shares her experience with us here.

For a week, I had the joy of participating in the Workshop for Social Entrepreneurs of the VIVA Group INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. This workshop was a perfect opportunity for me to go beyond my main focus of logistics of operations and dive a little deeper into the strategic part of x-runner.

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WE WON StartUp PERU!

Startup Perú – winning the support of the Peruvian Government

In 2012 the Peruvian Ministry for Production launched the competition Startup Perú with the objective to promote the creation of new Peruvian companies, awarding winners a USD 42.000 grant. Winning projects are chosen by a jury that grades applicants based on the innovation of their product and service, on the use of technology as part of the business model, on employment generation and on the opportunities to expand internationally.

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GROWING WITH AND AFTER X-RUNNER: Celia’s story

CELIA VASQUEZ, AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER and FORMER OPERATIONS MANAGER

Working at x-runner has been a great opportunity in every sense of the word.  I clearly  learned about the raw reality of my country and especially of my city, Lima. We are more than 10 million people living in this city and sadly, not all of us have access to the basic services.

This is where x-runner comes in and supports and engages with those who are tired of waiting for the government to wake up and to do something.

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GROWING WITH AND AFTER X-RUNNER: Sophie’s Story…

SOPHIE MEDEM, Former HR Manager

This September I started a two-year Masters program in Social Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. I was driven to apply to this program because at x-runner, I had learned how crucial a motivated, qualified and flexible team is for an organization’s success.

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