Developing Countries

33: Putting Micro-Entrepreneurs on Tourism Map – Jason Seagle (Vayando)

How dedicated are you to your business? Better question, are you willing to sleep in a tent in a garage for several months while you launch an Indiegogo Campaign?     That’s exactly how passionate Jason Seagle was about launching Vayando, a new way of approaching travel that’s built on creating connections with individuals around […]

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31: Nourishing the World- Lisa Curtis (Kuli Kuli)

How much power do our greens have? What if I told you there was one plant out there that can is a new super food, serves up the most nutrient dense dish you’ve had, tackles malnutrition, empowers communities around the globe and is available in your local Whole Foods store? Oh, did I mention that […]

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21.5 Stories: Health Clinics in Nicaragua – Katie Lichte (Reliefwatch)

I have to admit, medical clinics around the world is a topic I know very little about. Thankfully to this point it is not a resource I have had to use on my travels. Turns out this is a fascinating space to learn about, particularly with what NGOs, nonprofits, social enterprises and medical personal are […]

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21: Tracking Medical Supplies Around the World – Daniel Yu (Reliefwatch)

In today’s world of more advanced technology and smart phones, what can a dumb phone do in developing countries?  In the hands of pharmacists and doctors, it can do a lot thanks to ReliefWatch. This innovative cloud based app is changing the way we track and monitor medicines, and well the potential for any products, […]

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From Service to Super Foods

It’s so exciting to hear about cutting edge products that are gaining traction in the market. That’s how I feel with Lisa Curtis, founder of Kuli Kuli. When you blend a powerful food source with a compelling story AND it tastes good, this product will take the health food market by storm. Type of Service […]

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19.5 Stories from the Field: Elevating Communities in India with Satish Kumarsh

Sometimes we struggle with the desire to give back in a community with the need to grow our businesses. One social entrepreneur in Bangalore, India discovered the drive, passion and market place to make both a reality in his event planning business. The twist – his social enterprise arm has nothing to do with event […]

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19: Showcasing Global Artisans with Sarah Barnett (International Blessings)

Have you ever had the itch to travel? Well today’s guest takes that itch to new extremes! Having traveled to 24 countries, saying that Sarah Barnett likes to travel is an understatement. All this travel creates incredible, unique and downright entertaining experiences. Sarah shares an unbelievable story about singing in China that is a must […]

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Educating Girls & Fashionable Enterprise

Continuing the Journey to Social Entrepreneurship experience we have Kristin Casper who was there when Bosh Bosh got their start. Type of Service Peace Corps in Liberia Key Takeaways The blend of education with business in an area in need of economic development. My Favorite Part Kristin’s insights to how Bosh Bosh started and how […]

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18.5 Stories from the Field: Peg & AJ Hass (Peaceful Fruits)

When I interview Evan Delahanty from Peaceful Fruits, it is obvious that he is incredibly passionate about his socially conscious company. There is a lot to be excited about. It’s a new all-fruit snack that harnesses the power of naturally grown acai. It’s scrumptious, nutritious, and made without all the toxic junk you often find […]

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14: Coffee Creating Sustainable Dental Care with Thomas Fitzpatrick (Cura Coffee)

Are you a coffee drinker? Personally I didn’t start drinking until 2015. Crazy, I know! I personally always thought that when I went to college I would magically fall in love with coffee. In short that didn’t happen. But that is a story for another day. Today I want you to think about your cup […]

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13.5 Stories from the Field: Power of Education with Kristen Casper (Bosh Bosh)

Sometimes we take for granted the sheer power of education. Let’s be honest. When we were in elementary school or Jr. High, rather than value our classes we spent more time counting down the seconds until we were “released” from the confines of school.   It’s amazing how a little perspective makes you appreciate things […]

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13: From Scraps to Empowerment with Charlene Espinoza (Bosh Bosh)

When Charlene applied for the Peace Corps, she had no idea it was a two year term of service. That tidbit of information definitely gave her pause. But with an invitation to serve in Africa, the continent that she had her heart set on, she accepted and never looked back.   Not only did she […]

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Haiti Earthquake Anniversary Episode – The Power of Dignified Work with Sarah Sandsted

“We believe by creating local owners who pay their taxes, follow the rules, and who are really law abiding citizens in every sense of the word, not only are we being respectful of the local economy, but we are also creating a class of people who can not just survive on a day to day […]

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12.5 Stories from the Field: Jobs Creating Advancement with Andremene Jean

“I believe that creating jobs in this country is really the way to help us to continue to help us advance. For people to come together and start working so that we can really get back on our feet. If everyone had a job, this country would be much more beautiful.”   That is 49 […]

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12: Haiti Earthquake Anniversary –Sustainable Recovery with Julie Colombino (REBUILD Globally)

When you think of Haiti, what crosses your mind?   Personally, I see images with camps of tent or destroyed buildings.   Six years ago a devastating earthquake tore through the country. The devastation was unimaginable. The 7.0 magnitude quake killed an estimated 150,000. The physical descruction of the country was unimaginable. Since then, the […]

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11.5 Stories from the Field: Rwandan Basket Weavers from All Across Africa

“When you see the improvement of family on the community level, tell you about their experience and where they come from. That cheers you up. You can’t complain about your daily nonsense or stress. It gives you joy when you see what people accomplish.”   That’s Bernard’s description of his work with All Across Africa. […]

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11: Baskets that Change Lives with Alicia Wallace (All Across Africa)

“She’s ruining everything.” Those were the words that met Alicia Wallace as she worked to develop dignified jobs in rural Rwanda.   I can’t even imagine the sting of those words after Alicia diligently worked to embed herself into the Rwandan cultural and grow All Across Africa. But change isn’t always easy. Neither is patience. […]

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1.5: Stories From The Field- Driving Home The Impact from SOLO Eyewear

In Wednesday’s episode this week we heard from Jenny Amaraneni, founder of SOLO Eyewear, on her journey to help cure preventable blindness through leveraging profits from her sunglasses company. To further drive home the impact that SOLO Eyewear makes through their incredible business model, we wanted to share stories from the field.   First, Jenny […]

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1: How Sunglasses are Curing Blindness with Jenny Amaraneni (SOLO Eyewear)

Social entrepreneur Jenny Amaraneni founded SOLO Eyewear out of a vision to help cure preventable blindness around the world. Motivated by the realization that 80% of the world’s blindness is preventable, she launched into her entrepreneurial pursuits right during her time as a grad student at San Diego State University.   This episode of the […]

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