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Can A Rat Change The World? The Unusual Players In Social Innovation

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

Electric soccer balls, life-saving sleeping bags, and water on wheels...business as usual? Well, it depends on who you ask.

What Does It Take to Educate a Girl? (and Why Does It Matter?)

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 08.22.2011 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

For millions of girls, going to school is a life dream that's out of reach. Why? Early marriage, child labor, pregnancy, lack of access, violence. Solving the problem is a gauntlet deeply grounded in cultural traditions and the ripple effects of poverty.

WATCH: Young Man's Quest To Electrify Rural West Africa

Cambria Matlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cambria Matlow

Twenty-six-year-old charmer Daniel Dembélé is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life.

WATCH: Cacao Growers Take Control Over Their Community's Fate

Robin Blotnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robin Blotnick

The campesinos of the area had decided to stop competing with each other for the measly prices offered by the big cacao buyers, and were now working together to directly market an improved, organic product.

WATCH: A Kenyan Girl Puts Off Marriage To Become A Teacher

Aaron Kisner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Aaron Kisner

Kakenya did not want to grow up to be trapped like her mother. But Maasai girls don't have choices. Their culture doesn't ask a girl what she wants to be.

WATCH: Using The Art Of Acrobatics, Program Helps Kenyans Out Of Poverty

Ana Cetina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ana Cetina

There are many powerful stories that we seldom see about individuals that spend their lives helping others.

AWESOME: Nairobi Slum Kids Rap About Recycling, 'Trash Is Cash' (VIDEO)

Peter Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter Jansen

Even in the slums there are small, very small heroes that have been able to find an alternative way of coming out of poverty at the incredible age of 10 or maybe 13 years old.

'The Witch Doctor': A Story of Albino Killings and AIDS in East Africa

Robby Bresson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robby Bresson

I trust that people all over the world use their position of privilege in our society and compassion for their fellow human beings to bring about positive change particularly for those afflicted by AIDS.