Issue Area: Basic Needs

Arnold Katende

Arnold is a leader of change with a deep personal commitment of transforming and improving the lives of families and communities around him.He previously attended Sussex Coast College Hastings in England under the prestigious Pestalozzi UK scholarship. Currently he is aMasterCard Foundation Scholar studying agriculture engineering at EARTH University in Costa Rica. Arnold is the …

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Allan Busuulwa

Allan Busuulwa is an Ugandan citizen and a student at Earth University in Costa Rica majoring in Agricultural Science and Natural Resource management. At Earth University, he participates in various Permanent Education Program activities where he participates in training the general public in natural resource management and sustainable agriculture. Allan’s interest in business for social …

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GenFarm Financial Enterprise

GenFarm Financial Enterprise will empower smallholder farmers in Northern Uganda through financial literacy training, access to agricultural technologies, and end-to-end services that optimize crop yields and labor productivity. GenFarm will also develop strategies to improve market access for smallholder farmer’s agricultural products in Northern Uganda.

Onyango Oketch

Onyango “Peter” Oketch was born in a small village in Uganda, was self-employed and later worked at freedom in creation as a farm manager.He currently studies at Earth University he is decisive and confident, quick to listen and consider other opinions, and accustomed to working with extensive pressure, therefore, not easily intimidated by circumstances that cause …

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Grace Aguti

Grace Aguti is a courageous, social and ambitious girl, who is currently an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in agricultural sciences at EARTH University in Costa Rica. Her goal is to become an agricultural biotechnologist, with a long-term aspiration of moving into an extension worker and contributing to the future goals of sustainable development through …

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Pura Vida

Pura Vida is tackling food insecurity in the Gulu District of Uganda by developing an innovative greenhouse and food drying system. The Prefabrication Bamboo Greenhouse will ensure families can reliably grow food during the dry season and dry their produce in the wet season, ultimately increasing their food security, health, and household income.


Hydroquo+ will collect data from water pipes to create Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms to efficiently treat non-potable water in Bangladesh’s poverty stricken residential areas.

Md Zahin Rohan Razeen

Razeen is the founder of Hydroquo+, an Artificial intelligence (AI) social enterprise that is leveraging AI and machine learning to clean and purify water in the urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. Razeen is currently undertaking a double degree in mathematics and statistics at the University of Glascow. He enjoys reading science novels and is …

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Yamikani Ng’ona

Yamikani is poised with curbing prevailing levels of poverty and hardship in her community and the world at large. She is a team leader award winner from International Citizen Service (ICS), a UK based organization focused on community development through recruiting the youth to participate in activities to enforce education, girls empowerment, and environmental conversation. …

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Jireh Mwamukonda

Jireh Mwamukonda was raised up in the city of Blantyre and Lilongwe in Malawi. She joined YoungLife in 2009 and Malawi Girl Guides in 2014. Through the roles she had in both organizations, she realized the potential that people have and became more passionate about community development. In 2016, she co-founded the “Together We Can” …

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