Issue Area: Development

Shester Landry Msouobu Gueuwou

Shester Landry Msouobu Gueuwou is a young Cameroonian hailing from Bayangam (a small village in the Western region of Cameroon). He studied nursery and primary at Pi and Ju Nursery and Primary Bilingual School Complex Etoudi where he left with a First School Leaving Certificate. Then, he completed both Ordinary Level and Advanced Level at …

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Bottle Furniture

Bottle Furniture aims to alleviate plastic bottle pollution in Douala, Cameroon by upcycling bottles to produce furniture for the community. Bottle Furniture will produce tables, chairs, and cupboards for underprivileged homes, schools, and offices.


Fastmere is  a social enterprise that is using an online platform to help smallholder farmers sell their produce at more profitable prices. Fastmere also seeks to connect smallholder farmers to large scale consumers, like restaurants and hotels, while helping the consumers get fresh products at affordable prices, without having to move to crowded marketplaces.

Ndagire Moreen Maria

Ndagire Moreen Maria is a 23-year-old Ugandan currently pursuing her degree in Agricultural science and natural resource management at Earth University of Costa Rica. As the current CEO and founder of Fastmere, she has dedicated her efforts to working with rural farmers in Uganda through a committed team to help them better face the challenges …

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To the Lilypads team, innovation is a 14-year-old girl with access to a sanitary pad. Currently based in Kenya, Lilypads strives to end period poverty and exploitation. The team aims to empower local women with training and employment who in return sell reusable sanitary products and provide menstrual health education within their communities.

Ki Wan Sim

Emily Sim is a Senior at Tufts University studying computer science and sociology. She is passionate about the use of technology and data for social justice and uplifting marginalized communities. Previously, she has worked at Microsoft as a Civic Technology Fellow, collaborating with public stakeholders in Boston to develop software and prototypes to address their …

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FIRE addresses the information gap in non-English speaking immigrant communities through a multilingual mobile application. The platform will be a centralized, accessible resource available to immigrants in the United States, consolidating know-your-rights information, opportunities to connect with local organizations, and the function of a “rapid response network” for ICE activity.

Heritage Charity Foundation

Heritage Charity Foundation will combine organic farming and entrepreneurship training to create a practical and integrated learning experience for unemployed youth.

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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