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The World's Only College for the Rural Poor: Channeling Gandhi, Creating 21st Century Solutions

Barefoot College | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Barefoot College

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMore than one billion people live on less than one dollar a day.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

Philippine Typhoon -- A Devastating Wake Up Call

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgSimply put, Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, should leave no doubt that we are in for some wicked weather in the coming years.

Show Me the Way and I'll Follow

YouthBuild USA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgAt a moment in my life when nothing was going right, I found YouthBuild and began a journey that has brought me to the place I am right now.

How Land Rights Can Curb China's Toxic Harvest

Landesa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Landesa

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg From poisonous rice to melamine infused milk, reports of tainted food are a regular occurrence in China.

Women Reclaim Cultural Knowledge in Northwestern Amazonia

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg This remote forest -- ringing with the sounds of frogs, monkeys and parrots --seemed surreal, as did my reason for visiting.

Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgEnvironmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children -- it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.

South Beach Bringing Together For-Profit Resources and Social Enterprise Vision

Juan Vasquez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Juan Vasquez

Why keep resources of the for-profit world separate from the warm n' fuzzies that come along with social enterprise and non-profit work? Let's not. Instead, let's combine the strengths of different communities to reduce their respective weaknesses.

Putting Implementor Know-How Center Stage for the Delivery of Results in Mental Health

BasicNeeds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe Model for Mental Health and Development is a community-based holistic model which acknowledges peoples' multi-dimensional lives.

Climate Change Impacting Food Supply...But Health Care Serves Up Solutions

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Michelle Gottlieb and Lucia Sayre Gottlieb and Sayre co-coordinate the Healthy Food in Health Care Program for Health Care Without Harm. Sayre is ...

An Online Pledge That Might Actually Change the World

Search for Common Ground | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt's about changing your response to conflict. It's about having the skills to create constructive dialogue in heated situations, with uncomfortable topics.

What Does It Cost to Finance an Urban Learning Center?

Pratham | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Pratham

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPratham is doing an excellent job of balancing the available resources among its many ULCs in and around Delhi.

Can Drones Be Used for Social Good?

Witness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgA wealth of thought must be invested in considering how drones could be used to capture evidence of human rights violations.

Nuts About Oil: Rural Enterprise in Myanmar

Proximity Designs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Proximity Designs

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgU San Lwin has been milling peanut oil for 55 years, iterating everyday to ensure the best possible quality.

Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMy nonprofit group, Ceres, has been working closely with Ford and GM for many years as the companies have taken their sustainability journey.

Offensive Halloween Costumes: Not That Big of a Deal?

Search for Common Ground | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt is more complex than just a handful of people wearing costumes that other people don't like. It's about collective ignorance, privilege and trauma.

Footsteps of a Mother -- One Woman's Journey to Bring Peace to the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI'm often asked what drives my work in the Middle East. I do it because I am a mother.

Janice Wilson, an American Social Entrepreneur: Making a Difference by Manufacturing Hair in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

Determined to get involved in building better lives for women out of the trade, she soon found a way to start a business. Something she always wanted to do, make something, and help women at the same time. Her idea was simple: hair.

The Need to Train Psychiatrists in Lao PDR

BasicNeeds | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Mental health is still seriously considered taboo in Lao PDR and is thought to be caused by the possession of evil spirits.

Allegro Coffee Empowers Women Farmers in Peru

Root Capital | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Root Capital

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe women of Codemu are an example of what a commitment to rural women provides to an entire community.

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

Reflections of a Pratham Institute Intern

Pratham | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Pratham

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMost astonishing was the adversity students fought in order to get their education and the transformations they went through as a result.

Turning on the Lights in Myanmar

Proximity Designs | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Proximity Designs

Farmer U Shwe Tay had trouble sleeping at night. When the sun set and rural Myanmar (Burma) was plummeted into darkness, U Shwe Tay and his animals ha...

To The Atlantic: Don't Let Conservation Finance Go The Way Of Obamacare And Climate Science

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

The American Tea Party hates Obamacare. They hate it with a visceral passion because it's a government program that may - just may - succeed where the...

Ways to Reduce Disease and Poverty in Brazil

Saude Crianca | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Saude Crianca

One cannot just address the health of a child with a severe respiratory disease if the environment where he lives will only continue the vicious circl...