Mexico, May 13 (Notimex) .- Students from the Technological Institute of Higher Education of Monterrey (ITESM, for its acronym in Spanish) produced an ecological soap based on coffee residues, a product that migrants project to produce it and commercialize it to support them economically.
Maximiliano Montoya, one of the young participants, explained that for the development of their proposal they researched about the subject, visited shelters and interviewed them and people who support this sector, in order to know their living conditions in depth.
We had the idea that the migration problem would be solved by working with people, and that's why we looked for a project that would help improve their condition, the student commented.
Therefore, the soap making process is simple and, according to a statement from the institution, they plan a wide range of products that include various organic beauty items.
So far, the students set up a company to give continuity to their proposal and have achieved that the soap is sold in stores focused on selling organic products free of packaging and biodegradable, as well as in some stores in Monterrey, Nuevo León.
It is also possible to acquire this product through social networks and, as long as they manage to consolidate, the university students reported that they already established an approach with members of the Mexican Commission of Aid to Refugees, "to take this project to another level".
Montoya studies Engineering in Sustainable Development and in this work also participated César Mantaro García, Law graduate, and Benjamín Miranda Pineda, an engineer in Biotechnology.