Domingo Sánchez, leading the magical world of Cirque des Sens

Domingo Sánchez founded Cirque des Sens in 2015, after working for the film industry in the producing company Merlin, located in Benalmádena, Málaga. Since then, this circus company has performed two shows. Thanks to the first one, ‘Aihua’, they have gone on tour across Spain and visited the Calderón Theatre, in Madrid. With their second show, ‘Kibai’ this company has become the first to go on tour around Saudi Arabia. On the stage, they combine acrobatics and circus arts.

Ana Sánchez, a social centre for the most disadvantaged people

Her life changed when Ana Sánchez was diagnosed with a malignant tumor. She was given six months of life. However, these prognostics were not fulfilled and Ana has been working for the Spanish NGOCalor y Café’ (Coffee and Warmth), located in Granada, Andalusia, in order to help homeless people for almost thirty years. They help about 100 people daily. Besides, this NGO also promotes several development cooperation projects in Kenya.

La Reciclería, design crafts to give a new life to discarded objects

Paqui Alemán and Alejandro Ruiz met when they were working in a marketing company. She is from Almería and he was born in Madrid, but he lives in this Andalusian city since 25 years ago. When the company where they worked closed, they decided to make the most out of their design skills and created La Reciclería in 2013. Here they for what they like most: working with their hands and bringing life to discarded objects, mostly books. They use them to make lamps and decorative objects that they sell online in Spain and the North of Europe.

Manuel Molina, a visionary who has revolutionized the tourism industry

His mother wanted him to be born under Picasso’s blue sky, just like her. And he carries that shade of blue in his eyes to never forget the land where he came from. Manuel Molina, who is president of the German tourism company TSS Group, has written his own story, the story of a self-made man who produces 4,000 million euros a year of turnover by offering distribution and marketing services to the international travel agency industry. His particular vision of changes led him to develop a multichannel sales system for this sector. His successful trajectory was recognised with two honorary doctorates in Tourism from the universities of Hong Kong and Málaga. In addition, he was given the Medal of Andalusia in 2017. But Manuel also has a philanthropic spirit. He created a Tourism grant for the universities of Seville and Málaga, and a tourism innovation professorship, which was named after him, in the University of Málaga, as well as a multimedia libraries network for primary school students.