Allí donde estés ("Wherever you are") is an initiative for Santander customers to share their thoughts on prosperity and how we’re helping them bring their projects to life. SMEs, sole traders, entrepreneurs and interns take centre stage in this inspiring, real-life series.
We’ll find out how Santander has helped a young man who's about to enter the jobs market, prison inmates in a financial education programme, an entrepreneur providing for her family, a young graduate who has returned to her roots to carry on the family business and others. Allí donde estés is a Santander programme that consolidates our brand and our purpose to help people and businesses prosper.
On Finca Badenes between the villages of Jabalquinto and Mengíbar, the family-run olive oil producer and exporter, Aires de Jaén, has been going from strength to strength, with its “liquid gold” selling the world over. A family legacy and Santander’s financing and advice have played a big part.
Patricia Aramburu and Yago Barreiro, and their children Celia and Hugo, were among some 800 volunteers with the Santander Natura initiative, which involves employees and their families in environmental conservation projects in Spain, such as the clean-up of the Bastiagueiro beach in the city of A Coruña.
Pradoluengo, a village of 1,200 people in the province of Burgos, is where you’ll find Calcetines Mingo, an innovative, family-owned business steeped in history. With José Manuel Mingo at the helm, it recently began developing a line of socks woven from threads made of recycled plastic from the sea. Its work has earned it the award for “SME of the Year” in Spain's Burgos province.
Burgos Prison inmates José Alberto, Cándido and Ángel discover all that online banking has to offer, thanks to the Finanzas para Mortales-Justicia Educativa (“Finance for Mortals/Educational Justice”) programme. It teaches basic finance so students can make better decisions for a brighter future.
María del Mar Ramírez is a postwoman in rural Spain. Every day, she covers 70-80 km to deliver mail in Iznájar, Córdoba, home to some 4,000 people. Through Correos Cash, a rural cash service run by Correos (Spain’s postal service) and Santander, María del Mar takes a cash withdrawal to Salvador, a local farmer.