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    Isabel Cruz is expanding rural savings cooperatives in Mexico to include access to bank credit for campesinos.

    Although stroke is often perceived as occurring primarily among the elderly, it also strikes infants, and can even occur before birth. It is one of the top ten causes of death for children, yet public awareness is extremely low, early detection is limited, and rehabilitation is inadequate.

    Andras has created a new strategy and instrument to tip the criminal justice sector and build a new culture of delivery to bring justice for the world's worst crimes. He is leading to a paradigm shift in international investigations, improved global standards, increased local ownership over investigations and the justice process, and new channels for global cooperation.

    Shaheen Mistry is providing engaging supplemental education for poor children living in slums. By exposing them to schools, teachers, and educational resources generally available only to middle class Indian children, Shaheen is improving the children's job prospects and involving middle-class schools in combating high levels of illiteracy among the urban poor.

    In America, the country with the highest infant mortality rate of the industrialized world, black babies are more than twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday. Kathryn Hall-Trujillo is changing that. Through the Birthing Project, she is building a social support system that will allow black women to support each other for healthier babies and healthier lives.

    Shaun Loney is using economic solutions based in the creation of local environmentally-friendly economies to bring employment and prosperity to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. He is targeting and engaging those most vulnerable to unemployment and supporting them to establish green solutions to pressing community problems.

    Wellington Nogueira created an organization devoted to bringing happiness into the lives of children in hospitals through the dramatic art of clowning. Through his program he strives to give this form of artistic expression a predominantly social character in an effort to humanize Brazilian hospitals.

    As Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo brings "sustainable development" to the rugged Sierra Gorda bioregion of Central Mexico, she is demonstrating a broad range of advocacy, public education and income-generation approaches and how, together, they can produce a broad mass movement.

    Dagmar works on decreasing recidivism and developing a more empathetic society in the Czech Republic and Central Europe that understands and reintegrates ex-convicts. She does so by transforming the policies, procedures and practices affecting ex-offenders throughout their encounter with the criminal justice system and post-release, ensuring their smooth transition to non-criminal life and no-return mechanisms.

    Megan Marcus believes that any educator in the U.S. can and must become a consistent, caring and responsive “secure attachment figure.” The emerging field of social neuroscience makes an increasingly compelling case for the impact of relationships on our brains and development.