courtesy of Asha Karim

Asha Karim

This entrepreneuress is stitching together a better life for herself and her children.

Coordinates: Uganda

Mari Kaasinen

Her group Varttina, with roots reaching back to her toddler days, is now garnering an international reputation for its unique blend of contemporary folk music and Karelian and Finno-Ugric “runo songs.” When she’s not performing, she’s teaching and passing on regional musical traditions to local kids.

Coordinates: Finland

Wendy Flick, Pond Foundation

Agnes Pareyio

Correspondent Sally Blakemore interviews Kenya’s UN Person of the Year 2005, Agnes Pareyio.

Coordinates: Kenya

courtesy of Sylvia Oberti

Sylvia Oberti

This “cruising crusader” is on a mad-as-hell race to help cancer sufferers all over the world.

Coordinates: Italy

courtesy of Sarah Kaye

Sarah Kaye

This high-tech migrant is wandering ice-covered terrain in search of adventure and a passion.

Coordinates: Antarctica



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