An Orphan-Adoptee's Friends and Family Round

What is being created, a living forever-experiment in living with the land and her stories ~ maximizing few resources to create the best and most productive, and entertaining, content ... this GFM being one of three ways to invest.

$10,000 was recently invested outside of this GFM ~ ergo the sum total requested on here is now $15,000

I can't serve my clients/students to the best of my abilities with my current resources. My business, my work, is ready to expand ... and my strongest network is Twitter, etc ... you all are my friends and family ... (I was adopted.)

My goal is to buy a piece of land, and have a safe place from which to continue my work on Rebel Coding , idioke, the forth-coming Manifesting Empathy Email Course  along with other various products and work.

All designed specifically as vehicles by which to help as many people as possible, as efficiently as possible.

How These Funds Will Be Used

$20,000 will be used to purchase the house and land, as well as pay taxes and legal fees. The additional $5,000 will be used update, modify and fortify the location. The full aspiration is to build a small language academy, able to house both students and teachers. 

Currently, I teach English online to pay my bills, and I am working on a few other projects (ᵔᴥᵔ)

I've been building two applications, one to help others learn English  and another to help folks have easier access to government events and information  so as to facilitate more civic engagement. While building a program to introduce people to coding through web development.

Additionally I'm building the capacity to create content, live-stream through Twitch, and more, so has to help others learn how to code, learn English and more. Yes, the core of the investment thesis is to help people be more themselves; and that's what purchasing this land will do.

I will be enabled to be more of an artist, more of an educator and more of an entrepreneur.

Thank you for taking the time to make an investment of time by reading this.

Nzinga / Gracias / Thank you,

Canin Carlos Apriori-Mendoza

I was adopted in the 1980s from Colombia, and about two years ago I reconnected with my biological family.  As well, I've been on a path of reconnecting with Mhuysca for quite a few years; and recently made my first in-person, formal, contact ... it was interesting, the conversation based on where I'm from ... wherever I go in Colombia, perhaps Latin America, I seem to present as starkly indigenous to some degree ... and while that could never make me indigenous, a mindset was instilled within me early on ... of caring for the land ... while at the University of Minnesota I took a linguistics class, along with a small collection of social science courses, agriculture, economics, statistics and sustainable building courses; I'm very interested in language revitalization ...

Approaching PMF: idioke
Pilot group of 20+ waiting for our next round to start.
10+ students hungry to learn of any other products beyond classes

Moat: Unique learning method, simple and scale-able.
The program works; two-years of testing and research.

Approaching PMF: Rebel Coding 
Product tested with 10+ individuals: positive feedback
One year of research, 6+ years of development
Multiple products w/ graduate pricing
(Email Course, Book, Lab Access, Crash Course, etc)

Moat: Built around an existing civic engagement application

Obstacle: I have so focused on survival for my entire life, I've not been able to focus on growing my network beyond these needs. Ergo, my request for support in helping me to buy the time to iterate these projects with others.

What About Taxes?
For the foreseeable future, all of this is happening on the honor system. For this reason, I'm not asking for much, just the opportunity to accelerate the growth of these projects, together with others. I've been building these project for nearly 15 years, it's why I learned to code in the first place. This is my love, and my life; they made them to be the same.

If this fails, no-one but me is on the hook.

And when this succeeds, we can decide how to proceed, together.

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Canin Carlos 
Long Lake, MN