• aban

    A Ban Against Neglect

    Joyce is just one of many women who has lifted herself out of poverty through ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect), a student-founded non-profit that educates, employs and empowers young mothers. Becoming pregnant at 19 was not what Joyce had planned. As a single mother caring for her son, she...
  • sudan

    Empowering women in South Sudan

    Alice Konga is all too familiar with the price of violence. After years in Ugandan refugee camps, she has found peace in her native Kajo Keji County and in her work for Lulu Life – an employee-owned enterprise empowering stability through economic sustainability. Despite her hardships, Alice retains a...
  • bigtree

    Healthy Sweetener Rediscovered

    Big Tree Farms works directly with organic farmer partners in Indonesia, paying fair trade wages and supporting sustainable agriculture to create better livelihoods for thousands of families. The mission of the company is to help impoverished farmers earn more income so they can live in health and prosperity. Big Tree...
  • poohpaper

    Paper from Elephant Pooh

    Elephants like Pooja eat about 330 pounds a day. Elephants eat grasses, shrubs and anything they can get their trunks on. Thanks to this high volume, all vegan diet, elephant dung makes the perfect fibrous base for rich, recycled paper. Pooja lives in a region where elephants are being killed at an...
  • weavingconnections

    Weaving Connections

    Andrea Mihalik, of New Jersey, creates unique and artistic chairs by adding new materials to vintage furniture for her business Wild Chairy. On a trip to Kenya last year, Andrea met the people of Kiltamany, a small village four hours outside Nairobi. Almost immediately, Andrea knew that she wanted...