Esther Vargas

Country: Nicaragua

Company: Ometepe Bilingual School

School: Paulo Freire University

Esther embarked on her entrepreneurial journey by combining her passion of providing quality education and nutrition to underprivileged children and her desire to improve tourist experiences
on Ometepe Island. Esther owns and operates Hacienda Merida and the Ometepe Bilingual School, two ventures that support her interests, with 40 percent of the revenues from Hacienda Merida going directly to Ometepe Bilingual School. The school’s sustainability is linked to the financial success of the Hacienda Merida Hotel and to the continued support of volunteer study or travel programs where groups volunteer at the school teaching English or providing on-site support in other ways. As a mother, Esther is passionate about continuing to grow this school system to support youth education in Nicaragua and its surrounding countries.


Guillermo Jiménez

Company: Eleganza Boutique

School: Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria

Our company is created to be a pioneer in the e-commerce of Nicaragua, beginning work in 2012 and created by Guillermo Jimenez a college student with an entrepreneurial spirit. Eleganza Boutique specializes in providing a unique shopping experience via online through the social network Facebook, by offering products of foreign brands at competitive prices. The service includes personalized advice attention in the process of purchase and delivery. Currently it has achieved more than 17,000 likes and a portfolio of over 300 clients nationwide.