courtesy of Asha Karim

Asha Karim

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

Coordinates: Uganda

Wendy Flick, Pond Foundation

Agnes Pareyio

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

Coordinates: Kenya

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

courtesy of Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright

It all started with a couple pet monkeys in Brooklyn, New York… these days, primatologist Patricia Wright is more likely to be found in the rain forests of Madagascar.

Coordinates: Finland | Madagascar | United States

courtesy of Nataly Hodgeson

Nataly Hodgeson

This outreach worker selflessly sweeps the streets of Managua for abandoned and drug-addicted kids.

Coordinates: Nicaragua



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