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    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.

    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.

    The Children's Wellbeing Initiative

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    The Children's Wellbeing Initiative is focused on securing wellbeing for every child in the United States, from infancy to 12 years. We’re interested in supporting caregivers, fostering  changemaking  and breaking cycles of trauma and invalidation. Kids need to feel valued by the individuals and systems that affect them—no matter their race, class, gender, sexual orientation or ability.

    US Social Innovation: Let's Redraw the Map

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    The next chapter of social entrepreneurship in this country should focus on helping social entrepreneurship thrive everywhere. That means building vibrant local support networks so that an early-stage entrepreneur in Detroit is just as likely as one in San Francisco to get the critical boost she needs. That means redrawing the social innovation map in the US...

    Caroline Kant: caring for children suffering from life-threatening diseases

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    While working at Merck Serono in the research and development (R&D) knowledge management department, Caroline Kant discovered many drugs sitting on the company’s shelves, waiting to be researched on, and which could become part of a much needed solution to treat rare diseases.

    Canada: Recommend a Changemaker School

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    Ashoka Canada is currently searching for innovative schools in Canada that prioritize empathy as a learning outcome.