Poverty

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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4.5 Stories From The Field: Showcasing One Construction Company Creating Social Change with Alison Freed (Dream Builders Project)

Alison Freed works for perhaps the most unusual nonprofit I’ve come across lately.   Having spent several years in the nonprofit space, you typically find organizations that are continually scrapped for cash with a large percentage of time being spent trying to leverage funds.   Dream Builders Project differs from that description in almost every […]

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4.0 Luxury Homes Championing Environmental Efforts And Driving Social Change with Mayer Dahan (Prime Five Homes)

Mayer Dahan is creating something you don’t often see in the construction world, particularly the luxury home industry. He is leveraging modern upscale homes to champion both environmental issues and chart a path toward meaningful social change.   As the CEO and Co-founder of Prime Five Homes, Mayer works to create modern upscale homes that […]

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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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