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Ilya Yacevich

Ashoka Fellow since May 2015

Kenya

Ilya is helping low income and conflict prone communities in East Africa build their resilience towards issues of mental health and psychological trauma

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Mario Molteni

Ashoka Fellow since May 2015

Kenya

Mario is the founder of E4impact (Entrepreneurship for Impact) a non-profit organization whose aim is to scale the model he developed to provide world-class training for entrepreneurs from developing countries through the ALTIS Graduate School Business and Society of the Catholic university of Milan...

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Megan Mukuria

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Kenya

Megan founded Zana Africa to ensure that young girls are able to navigate with dignity their puberty years and accompanying challenges related to changes in their reproductive health by providing access to quality hygiene products, particularly underwear and sanitary pads, as well as creating safe...

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Joseph Macharia

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2014

Kenya

In a remarkable effort to address the challenges the youth face in agriculture, Joseph Macharia, proved that social media has the power to effectively engage young people in agriculture and that agribusiness is indeed a viable alternative to formal employment.

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Jonathan Mativo

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2014

Kenya

Jonathan has created a model that brings technology education to communities through village-level training camps and a two month curriculum that has allowed him to reach over 16,000 people in less than three years. Jonathan has designed this program to suit the needs of his target population - the...

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Moka Hoffman Lantum

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2014

Kenya

Moka is helping to reduce high mortality rates from preventable illnesses such as malaria, measles and pneumonia by addressing key breakdowns in the drug supply chain that, if resolved, could supply and distribute life-saving medication to those in need.

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Ella Peinovich

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Kenya

Ella Peinovich is revolutionizing the supply chain of local, hand-made crafts by empowering women to use technology as a way to directly connect to reliable and fair international markets. In doing so, she is giving local artisans control over the price at which they sell their products and...

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David Auerbach

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Kenya

David Auerbach has created a scalable, market driven, community-based model for sustainably providing access to hygienic sanitation in densely populated and unplanned slum settlements. By creating value from waste, David is changing what it means to work in waste collection and ultimately building a...

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Ian Craig

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Kenya

Ian Craig and his organization the Northern Rangeland Trust are featured in Leonardo DiCaprio's epic documentary thriller The Ivory Game. This film goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking. Award‐winning director Richard Ladkani and Academy Award–nominated director...

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Paige Elenson

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Kenya

Paige Elenson is equipping unemployed young people in Africa to develop as professionals and leaders to create economic opportunities by tapping into the multibillion dollar global wellness industry. By engaging young people in the development of the yoga market, Paige has created a model that...

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