Redefining how students pay for college

Felipe Vergara
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Colombian social entrepreneur, Felipe Vergara, created Lumni to give students new options for funding their college tuition. More than 8,000 students across five countries (Chile, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and the U.S.) have received $35 million in financing to date.


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Now with two children of his own, Felipe wants to give them the space to try things for themselves. “You can’t force young people to take action. The ideas have to be theirs but you can help create an environment where it is ok to fail and try again where they feel empowered and inspired to create change around them.”

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