We are Esther and Juan Carlos, a Spanish couple committed to the environment, nature, and wild and domestic animals, as well as involved in a more just and egalitarian society.
That is why Cardano drew us so much from the beginning since it is a much more equitable model.
We spent half our lives together, and in those years, we have grown and matured as a couple and as free and unique people. Our experiences have led us to where we are now, where this new, rewarding, and exciting project begins.
To tell you about how this project we have at hand arose and a bit of ourselves, we must look back. When we began to collaborate with different organizations, it was more than 18 years ago; we were unaware of why it moved us to help. Then, at my 41 years old and with intense personal growth, I have realized why. And the reason is pretty simple: the pursuit of happiness, having a purpose in life.
Help is my motivation, what moves me every day to get out of bed. I am grateful to help, within my possibilities, all these organizations, and many more to come. This feeling brings happiness to my life.
As I mentioned before, we have supported and continue to support different organizations financially and work as volunteers.
We started in Spain, our home country, financially supporting El Refugio. We also adopted at the Refugio our dog called “Donut,” who changed our lives forever, opening our eyes to a cruel reality and making us aware of the abandonment and mistreatment of animals. We also collaborate with Ayuda en Acción, sponsoring a girl so that she could go to school. Education is one of the pillars of a fair and democratic system.
Over the years, we started to travel and live in different parts of the world: City where we lived, a place where we looked for ways to be helpful and help. To tell you a bit, we were helping as volunteers at the SPA in Nantes, France. In New Zealand, we fell in love with its magnificent nature and folk, and there we volunteered at Dove Hospice Palliative Care in Auckland.
Finally, we arrived in Australia, where we have been living for a few years. Here we have helped as volunteers at Vinnies. In addition, after the terrible bushfires that devastated Australia in 2019, we began to collaborate economically with WWF, and we adopted a koala at Port Macquarie Hospital. Currently, I collaborate as a volunteer at MARSS teaching computer science classes.
With this new project, we want to spread their work, give a voice, support, and help all these organizations and many more that need our help.
I love reading, writing short stories, and meeting new cultures and friends. I believe in the kindness of human beings. Therefore, one person who wants to help the planet can do it because one person plus another plus another can create a movement that helps save our world and, thus ourselves.
I love walking early in the morning to smell the flowers with the morning dew better. I’m afraid of street noises and fireworks, so I prefer to walk in the countryside. I dream that families choose to adopt dogs instead of buying them and that mistreatment and animal abandonment end.