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Camilio is catalyzing the integration of isolated and non-connected communities through internet access and illumination in areas where the government and private markets have yet to reach. In doing so he is generating resources for and by the community.
Itzel is providing an alternative model for egg production that changes the value chain to support rural women through large corporate conglomerates that currently control agricultural space, while improving the diets of rural families.
In a country with the highest rate of femicides and sexual abuse in Latin America, Daniela is giving men a prominent role in reducing gender-based violence by redefining masculinity and the woman’s role in Bolivia.
Julio Alvarez is cultivating environmentally sustainable behavior in Mexico’s next generations with a student-led, self-sustainable environmental education methodology in schools that is triggering adoption of responsible waste management and eco-friendly behaviors in the school communities and beyond.
Marcos Lacayo is improving health outcomes and shifting mindsets on preventive services in Nicaragua by enabling widespread access to tech-enabled screenings, remote physician consultations, and educational campaigns in high traffic areas and online.
By working with the Mexican Government, Daniela is creating a new legislative framework that guarantees basic working and social standards to inmates in prison and incentivizes companies to formally employ convicts. Moreover, Daniela combines dignified, well-paid labor opportunities and a personal development program to incarcerated women to improve their quality of life in prison and upon release.
Through La Conscience Organization, Kodjo is nurturing an entire generation of West African youth who think for themselves and create value for society by positioning young people as leaders of development in their communities.
Emmanuel is increasing overall food production and in rural communities with a high HIV incidence in a way that enables those infected with the virus to directly participate in the process, and thus, move from being perceived as a burden to simply one of the many community members working to increase consumption, income, and general wellbeing.
The son of a farmer who never seemed able to gain control of his life, Inoussa has developed a model that firmly repositions the farmer from a bystander at the side of the road to the driver of his fate.