May founded a Cultural Centre that improved hundreds of families lives in her hometown at 18. May is the social entrepreneur behind rubberit, the condom delivery service that disrupted the sex industry in Mexico. Working on a Buy One-Give One model, her team proved that there was a way to engage youngsters with their own responsible sex decisions but also care about the rural areas and high-risk groups where an impressive percentage of those who received education through rubberit’s donation drives began to buy their own condoms, make doctor’s appointments and seek sex education. May took a break to care for her health in 2015 but now she’s back to continue her social endeavors.
What inspired you to start this organization?
I started rubberit out of a personal experience of one of my best friends passing away from causes related to AIDS. I decided to do something about it so I took a look at the numbers and decided to pitch my raw idea to create a condom delivery service. I believe I engage with social causes as a way of curing my own wounds when something happens to me or those around me.
What has been your biggest obstacle as an entrepreneur?
My ego was one of the biggest things I had to confront at some point. Learning to make mistakes and be patient. Social endeavors are all about patience.
What advice would you give other emerging entrepreneurs?
Stay healthy, everything else is solvable.