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    Ashoka Fellows Collaborate on Combined Restaurant, Food Service Training Center, and Nonprofit Hub

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    Ashoka Fellow Saru Jayaraman’s organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United will open a COLORS rest

    Evariste has pioneered a holistic approach to efficiently address the issue of e-waste in West Africa by creating public awareness and engaging the informal sector as environmental agents. He is also enabling the development of a green economy through the valorization and commercialization of products formally considered waste.

    Incalculable Impact, Please?

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    When is impact legitimately "incalculable?" Is a limited ability to wrap metrics around your impact ever acceptable or desirable?

    Forget the Heat Wave: Let’s Focus on the Chilly Job Market

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    Last week’s record-breaking heat wave was all kinds of sticky and uncomfortable.

    Book Release from the Ashoka Community: The Wealth of the Poor - Scaling Up Business Solutions to Social Problems

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    Irrigation pumps, latrines, home improvement packages or bicycles could be added to this list. The cumulated impact of these investments would literally transform the lives of these families. So, why aren’t these families seizing these attractive investment opportunities?

    The Rise of the Changemaker Business

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    The respected economist John Kay dedicated one of his regular columns in The Financial Times last week to the

    Mara Ferreira, a former geographer, urban planner, and systems analyst for the city of Rio de Janeiro, has taken her skills and training to the countryside. She has developed a comprehensive systems approach that grassroots rural communities can readily use.

    Wigold Schäffer is developing, demonstrating and testing a new model for the operation of small farms that reconciles the preservation of secondary forests and attendant biodiversity with farmers' desires for higher incomes and improved quality of life.