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In a world of growing population and increasing automation, employment remains the key to helping people help themselves out of poverty. Resolution Fellows are generating employment opportunities in communities around the world to provide a pathway to success for more individuals.

In a world of growing population and increasing automation, employment remains the key to helping people help themselves out of poverty. Resolution Fellows are generating employment opportunities in communities around the world to provide a pathway to success for more individuals.

Afritrove Milling

Munyaradzi Chifetete & Mwangala Simataa co-founded Afritrove Milling in Zambia to provide a local solution for mealie meal production.  Mealie meal is a staple made of maize for which a national monopoly exists—it has pushed down prices for farmers and artificially inflated prices for consumers. The team is using a local approach to source maize from farmers at better prices, to mill it with local millers, and package and distribute it locally as well.

Mwangala Simataa

Mwangala Simataa, a Zambian citizen, is currently a junior at Lafayette College majoring in Economics and Philosophy. Throughout his time at Lafayette College, he has served as a researcher for the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project, which is an interdisciplinary team of students and professors that works with distressed communities to find ways to develop and commercialize latent assets. Mwangala is the founder of Lafayette College’s Philosophy Club, a member of the Investment Club, and a student representative on the college’s Student Conduct and Appeals Committee.

Munyaradzi Chifetete

Munyaradzi is an undergraduate student at Lafayette College from Zimbabwe pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is an active member of the Lafayette chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ASCE Steel Bridge team. Munyaradzi has interned at United Parcel Service (UPS), in the Industrial Engineering division, and at Mercy Corps, where he assisted with evaluating UNICEF’s Small Towns Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) program in Manicaland, Zimbabwe.

H2O Project

Camila created the H2O Project as a water business that will provide clean drinking water to peri-urban and rural residents of Cochabamba. Camila and her team will purchase water directly from water companies, and then sell the water to residents at an affordable price. The team also will train and empower women in the local communities to manage the business.

Coconut Project

Ekky Hardiyanto and Hanifah Hasuri, are the founders of the Coconut Project in Indonesia, a social venture that will create light concrete utilizing discarded coconut husks. Their efforts will increase income for coconut sellers, while also decreasing the harmful effects that cement making has on the environment.

Knit2Lead

Despina Souroviki founded Knit2Lead to empower socially-excluded women in Greece through fashion design and manufacturing apparel. She is working with women's prisons, domestic violence victims, and rehab facilities in Thessaloniki to provide these women with the skills to create clothes, along with leadership training and the platform to sell their designs for economically empowering income. 

MealFlour

MealFlour is a social enterprise that trains communities with high rates of chronic malnutrition how to build and maintain environmentally sustainable mealworm farms, and how to turn mealworms into a protein-rich powder. The participants in the trainings can incorporate the protein powder into existing local staple foods or sell the powder in local markets and bakeries for an additional source of income. MealFlour currently works in Guatemala, which has the world’s fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition.

Save The Pastoralist Initiative

Lebasha Lucia Epur, founded Save The Pastoralist Initiative to improve the nomadic Turkana community’s way of life through dry land agriculture. Save the Pastoralist will build a demonstration farm where women and children will learn and practice sustainable agricultural techniques, thereby reducing deaths due to hunger and malnutrition, reducing reliance on external food sources, and empowering women through education and economic improvement.

The Gifted Farmer

Lusekelo Nkuwi is the founder of The Gifted Farmer, a social venture he will launch in Tanzania to provide rural farmers with critical weather and crop price data, entrepreneurship training, and a business plan competition. Through the Gifted Farmer, Lusekelo will help farmers improve crop production, increase and diversify income, build wealth, and create new jobs.

Iwili Project

Rassidatou Konate, founder of the Iwili Project in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, will equip high school students and recent graduates with entrepreneurial skills, mentorship, internships, and funding to start businesses. Iwili seeks to address the deficit of resources, jobs, and skills for high school students and recent graduates by offering a holistic program of entrepreneurial, leadership, and professional skills development that prepares students for the job market and further educational study.

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