We Are Humans

To help others in need, poor, homeless, and people that just need help with money and things they need,

Photo of Carmen Capellan
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Are you employed by T-Mobile or related to an employee of T-Mobile?

  • No

Eligibility: Date of Birth


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Website or social media url(s) (optional):

intagram: Nayely Aracena

Date You Started Your Project Started


Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Start-Up (first few activities have happened)

1. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

the problem that i'am helping with is to help out the poor people and everyone who is need of help. people who had become drug addicts and are homless and dont know where to go. people that are homeless and need help with looking for places,

2. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

i will be doing a bake sale in my school and with the money i make i will be putting toiletries, snacks, and papers on where they could go to get help, or food.

3. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?

iam from the dominican republic from a really small and poor town. we didnt have enough water, we would have to wait for the owner to turn on the water, he would only do it for like 10-20 mins, so we would have to fill up tanks and buckets of water. to shower we only used one bucket of water, imagen having to use one bucket of water to shower. we had little food but my father was in the inited states so he would send us money but it wouldn't be enough for the things we needed. i was little i didn't really understand but when i came to the united states to live i noticed how tough it is to live how we did. me now living here i think i use about 100 buckets of water everyday when i shower. i hate wasting food, water, and many other things people take for granted, but that others need. not everyone live as you do, not all have water, or someone to be there for them.

5. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

when people get involved with my project a lot of people are helped. people get the food they need, the things people need on a daily lives, toiletries, and many more things. they would get information for they could go to so they can get the help they need. they will be talked to, given clothes if they need.

6. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

iam not only doing it in my town, i will also be doing it in other places, i will be going out myself and helping them

7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

well every people that i see in the street i will give them money, water, and food. when people ask for money in the trains i give them money and sometimes say encouraging words that they would like to hear from people. or i will tell them where they can get the help from. sometimes i don't have money on the and i feel really bad but i the

8. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

i'am going to places where other campaigns don't go to help others. where other people are not helped

9. Which of the following types of expertise would be most useful for you?

  • Design

10. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Sales

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (for example: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuba, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian) (7)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • Communities of color

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • Recommended by others

Referral: If you discovered the Challenge thanks to an organization or person other than Ashoka or T-Mobile, who was it?

my teacher Ms Diana


Join the conversation:

Photo of Mona Fang

Hey Carmen! I am so inspired by your mission. You have a great cause. We don't have enough human empathy for each other. Many times, people don't treat other homeless people like people. We ignore them when they interact with us, asking for help. I think it's important to continue this conversation. Whenever I am approached by homeless people, I try to talk to understand their day and their troubles. It's crazy how even though we are all the same species, we don't treat each other equal. Keep going with this!! There's so much more that we can do

Photo of Shannon Stephens

I love that you want to help others in need and save other people from experiencing the hardships that you faced.