In Mexico, A Dartmouth Grad Fights Poverty Through Capitalism
Monday, April 8, 2013
Fernando Orta had remarkable drive and ingenuity even when I first met him as a freshman at Dartmouth. It’s no surprise that five years after graduation, he is making things happen.
Upon receiving degrees in both Economics and Electronic Engineering, he returned to his hometown of Mexico City and in 2010 founded a financial services company called Podemos Progresar. Its name means “We can move forward,” its symbol is a seedling, and its philosophy is one of growth and empowerment. In an effort to solve the multi-dimensional problem of poverty in Mexico, Podemos has a mission to create products and services that change people’s lives.