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Passionate and creative students from Ecuador win coveted FedEx Access Award in Bogota, Colombia

Matt Dan Shane at Uywa trade stand 178.jpg ...At this year’s Americas competition (Latin America and the Caribbean) student teams competed as judges considered their business plans, presentations, trade fair booths, products and services, teamwork, presentations and other criteria. For the FedEx Access award, we considered their success in creating jobs, driving global commerce, improving the environment, and growing small business.

This year’s winner of the FedEx Access award was a team from Ecuador. They named their company Uywa (pronounced “Oo-ee-wah”) a word taken from the Quechua (Ecuadorian Indian) language that means “animal.” Their product was an amazing collection of stuffed animals representing endangered animals in Ecuador...