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    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.

    Petra Vitousová is creating a volunteer-based support network for the victims of violent crime in the Czech Republic.

    With over a decade's experience dealing with drug-addicted people, Jacek Alaba has seen first hand the failings of the Communist policy of removing addicted people from Polish society. He is pioneering a community and work-rooted approach, which gives addicts a sense of dignity and responsibility.

    Elzbieta Szwalkiewicz has created a client-centered, long-term care model that involves family, medical personnel and governmental institutions. With a strong portfolio of positive examples, she is influencing public policies and introducing professional and structural legal standards for national care services.

    Katarzyna is developing a family-centered obstetrics system that provides quality services to pregnant women and their families. Her approach brings childbirth back into the home as a significant family-bonding and education process. By training midwives and developing the profession in Poland, she seeks to create a healthier culture of childbirth that promotes empathy, understanding, and good parenting.

    Dorota is establishing community foundations to provide small grants for youth-initiated projects. By doing so, she is empowering rural, underdeveloped communities in Poland and other parts of Central Europe.