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    Muslim Leadership Stories

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    Roughly 23 percent of the world’s population, 1.6 billion people, is Muslim. Extending from Indonesia to the U.S.

    Sasha Kramer

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    Sasha Kramer – 2006 Ashoka Fellow and founder of  SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) – is working to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the use of ecological sanitation in Haïti.

    Ashoka Staff Answers: Why Diversity?

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    Many already believe that diversity within an organization can help retain staff, increase productivity and improve client relationships. But diversity can have even broader implications. Some Ashoka staff share in their own words why they think diverse workplaces are an important ingredient in changing the world.

    Juan Pablo Larenas

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    Juan Pablo Larenas – founder of Sistema B - is taking the American B Corporation label to Latin America, in order to promote collaboration between businesses, government and civil society towards social innovation in Chile.

    Peter Bloom

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    Peter Bloom – founder of Rhizomatica - is setting up mobile phone networks in rural areas of Mexico, to provide communities with cheaper and better quality telecommunication services than mainstream operators.

    Carlos Atencio

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    Carlos Atencio – founder of Fundación Medicina Familiar – is responding to the failing healthcare system in Venezuela by introducing a new model of care, based on family practice medicine, and centered on community responsibility and participation.

    Emily Stone

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    Emily Stone –founder of Maya Mountain Cacao (MMC) – is connecting the small indigenous Maya farmers in Belize and Guatemala with the ultra-premium chocolate industry.

    Ashoka Visits Atlanta

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    Recently, the Kauffman Foundation ranked Atlanta as a top 10 US city for entrepreneurial activity and Forbes named it one of the best cities for female founders (1/3 of businesses are owned by women). We believe it is a hotbed for changemaking activity, and so we decided to visit and find out for ourselves.

    Tuyet Adamovich

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    Tuyet is the Finance Associate for Ashoka in the United States and she has been at Ashoka since February 2016.

    Youth in Charge

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    The Ashoka YV US Youth Advisory Council is a group of passionate students and young changemakers who want to collaborate with others in their generation to create meaningful change on emerging social issues and opportunities for improving our world.