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    Miguel Duhalt is addressing the lack of financial inclusion and medical insurance for workers in Mexico’s informal sector by connecting them to the country’s biggest government, insurance and financial institutions through an online platform to make financial planning and access to health and safety net tools accessible to domestic workers for the first time.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Brenda is positioning Liberia to collectively invest in literacy by enabling communities to create school libraries and take responsibility for improving the learning outcomes of students.

    Naomi has designed a system where women in local communities can improve their livelihoods by developing sustainable solutions to their problems. She has built an industry out of simple, low cost health care solutions to solve some of the most pressing health challenges that women face. Through the design of locally made, reusable and affordable health products for women and girls, she is positioning women to solve their health problems in a more sustainable way