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    Alice Freitas has created a direct sales catalog to help informal artisans overcome the challenges of large-scale distribution. By equipping a team of well-trained sales agents with an intimate understanding of the personal histories and social impact behind the products, Alice enables consumers to exercise informed decision-making, and provides a direct communication channel between producers and consumers.

    Alexandra "Sandy" Close is making mainstream media more ethnic and ethnic media more mainstream.

    Leila is creating and growing a grassroots movement led by students and heritage activists’ and cultural entrepreneurs to restore the vibrancy of the Medinas’ throughout Tunisia. She is doing this through creating an economic dynamic that speaks true to its heritage and increasing the cultural confidence of the people in their own country.

    Labor Voices is facilitating more transparency in international labor markets by crowdsourcing intelligence from directly from laborers via mobile phone surveys and using it to push for changes within supply chains.

    By developing a more successful and cost-effective model for finding permanent homes for the most-difficult-to-place in care, Amelia Franck Meyer is proving that the key to fixing the U.S. foster care system is to break the cycle of disruption and trauma it too often perpetuates.

    Karen Spencer’s organization, Whole Child International (Niñez Integral in Spanish), is working at every level of the childcare, and particularly, orphanage system, to improve quality of care and ultimately improve outcomes for the most vulnerable children.

    With the understanding that persistent poverty and social challenges cannot be solved without developing strong and resourceful leadership, Eric Glustrom partners with Ugandan schools to provide a practice-based social entrepreneurship program that empowers young people to think, and act, like changemakers.

    Bob Munro, creator of the Mathare Youth Sports Association, is one of the first people in the world to successfully unite sports and development. Through his organization, Bob has not only fostered young leaders, he has inspired them to change their communities for the better.

    The development of civil society in Paraguay has been slowed by decades of military dictatorship and political suppression. To change this reality, Agustín Carrizosa is strengthening Paraguay’s citizen organizations by enabling them to better penetrate and impact public policy and facilitate democratic, participatory attitudes among Paraguayan citizens.

    Gabriel is introducing a new system for supporting microentrepreneurs by offering innovative asset-based microloans and creating a hub that connects them to equipment suppliers, peers, and potential clients while supplementing this with technical education and training. Gabriel´s financing options and network empower microentrepreneurs excluded from the system to increase their potential and profitability as independent and self-sufficient business owners.