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    Jarek Dominiak is forming investment clubs to teach financial management skills to people from all walks of life, and particularly to people living in rural areas. These clubs build trust among participants and encourage hands-on learning through collective investing.

    Apolonio Gómez is driving to the heart of the problems of AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and unplanned pregnancies in Mexico, with the creation of a mobile, far-reaching delivery system for critical health information and contraceptive products.

    Krzysztof is stimulating the growth of locally-based volunteer groups throughout Central and Eastern Europe and linking them in an expanding network of educators and civic leaders. He believes these networks of committed individuals are critical to restoring the region's wrecked social bonds and to solving pressing local and regional problems.

    Donat Kuczewski is facilitating the drug-rehabilitation process through healthy outdoor work opportunities and community-based living experiences for addicts. His multifaceted approach addresses the complex range of medical, psychological, and social problems associated with drug addiction.

    Arturo Caballero is introducing major innovations into the organization of one of Mexico's most backward sectors: the fishing industry. Working in the Yucatan Peninsula with largely illiterate fishermen, he is guiding them towards their participation in the creation of a modern fishing industry. This Yucatan work will provide a model for many other groups.

    Father Czeslaw Kuba Marchewicz is growing a network of community supports for people with severe disabilities in Poland. He organizes and facilitates groups and communities that take responsibility for creating a sustainable and effective support structure for the individuals in their care.

    Beatriz Solis, long a Mexico City professor of communications, will bring previously inaccessible specialist publications by Latin Americans to teachers and students, private voluntary association leaders, and other professionals wherever they are across the region quickly and relatively inexpensively.

    Arturo Garcia is helping small farmers obtain real economic power after decades of powerless poverty and decades of violent, destructive confrontation.

    Beatriz is a professionally trained dentist who has worked for the past 10 years in rural organizations in different states of Mexico (Durango, Sonora and Veracruz). She now plans to combine her professional background and her rural experience and set up a preventive health care and training for "barefoot dentists."

    Onno is playing a central role in transforming Indonesia into a knowledge-based society by pioneering the development of low-cost technologies, recruiting and mobilizing a growing network of “techies” committed to broadening access to and use of the Internet, and advocating related changes in public policy and education.