Issue Area: Development


Isokofam is a mobile app startup that allows the exchange of relevant information between farmers and marketers. This platform aims to address the shortcomings of inefficient and unreliable physical markets.

Lawali Franck Ghislain Ki

Lawali Franck Ghislain Ki is a young Mastercard foundation scholar from Burkina Faso enrolled at the American University of Beirut. Lawali is a dreamer, passionate about entrepreneurship, engineering, and community building. He strongly aspires to transform Africa and people’s lives through the junction of these passions and his studies at university. Lawali closely shadowed various …

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Kevin Ganza

Kevin Ganza is a MasterCard scholar at the American University of Beirut majoring in business with a double concentration in business information decision systems, and finance. Kevin is also a bridge2rwanda scholar class of 2018, a program that prepared tomorrow’s leaders. Kevin has been working with different non-profit organizations in combining data to make decisions …

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Kakuma Thrives

Mary Maker is the founder of Kakuma Thrives, a two-week camp that will offer young people in the Kakuma refugee camp the opportunity to learn about sexual health, marriage, consent, and safety. The young people will then utilize what they learned to produce dramas based on their own stories that will educate and begin to …

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Mary Nyiriak Maker Deng Malou

Mary Nyiriak Maker Deng Malou, who goes by Mary Maker, is a student at St. Olaf College, and a former teacher at Kakuma Refugee Camp. She is double majoring in Theater and Political Science with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies. Being a passionate believer in education, she gave a TED talk in 2018 …

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FONA Health Initiative

FONA HEALTH INITIATIVE is a community education project based in Tanzania that offers to train vulnerable youth and rural communities about nutritional education and nutritional supplements, while also giving them the tools and knowledge they need to produce the pumpkin seed and chickpea supplement!

Samson Idabu

Samson Idabu is an undergraduate at the University of Cape Town studying Chemical Engineering. He is passionate about solving problems facing his community and seeks to share his skills with others to create a better community. He is a founding member of FONA Health Initiative which is a community education, give-back project based in Tanzania …

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Miryim Hanek

Miryim Hanek attends the University of Michigan-Dearborn and is pursuing a major in accounting. In high school, Miryim served as vice president of a club called Peer to Peer which aims to break down any barriers a student may have that limits their level of comfort in school, essentially promoting an inclusive environment for everyone. …

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Ivett Facundo

Ivett Facundo is a proud first-generation college student studying at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is part of the First-Gen and Engaged Scholars program at her university. She is driven and passionate about creating a meaningful impact in her community. Growing up in southwest Detroit, she learned the importance of perseverance, hard work, and overcoming …

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Brianna Bryant

Brianna Bryant is a passionate first-generation student that attends the University of Michigan-Dearborn, studying Mechanical Engineering and Applied Arts. She was raised in the heart of Detroit Michigan and embodies the same resilience, creative spunk, and work ethic as her community. She was a part of a fearless all-girls FIRST Robotics team named Mercy MidnightStorm …

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