Issue Area: Humanitarian Aid

Luisa Reyes

Luisa Sophia Reyes is a Davis Scholar majoring in Economics at Wellesley College. She is the Founder of Sisterwork, a young women’s leadership and career development program to empower economic mobility in New Brunswick, NJ. She brings experience in start-up business development, non-profit program coordination, and development of new initiatives to support her work and …

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Akot Arkanjelo

Akot Arkanjelo is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar pursuing bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at Makerere University, Uganda. He is a co-founder of South Sudan Science Club, a youth led organization with aims of environmental, climate adaptation, & health promotion among South Sudanese and a co-founder of Youth Empowerment Initiative that aims to provide educational …

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Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI)

Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI) is a student-run initiative that aims to build the capacity of youth and support primary school education in Yumbe District, Uganda. The project recruits and trains youth mentors to provide mentorship to primary school children and provides textbooks and lesson revision materials to upper primary classes.

David Gai

David is a former refugee child who left his parents at 11 years to look for educational opportunities in Kakuma camp, Kenya. He got sponsorship to continue his studies in Uganda until Makerere University under MasterCard foundation scholarship and finished his Bachelor’s in Nursing Science. David is currently the CEO and founder of Refugees Educare …

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Mauro Espinoza

Mauro is from Latin America and specialized in the fields of market research, branding and web development. With around 10 years of working experience in marketing, he has managed market research projects for a variety of international clients and conducted qualitative and quantitative studies throughout Latin America. He is currently working as community manager for …

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Jessica and Mauro Espinoza co-founded ‘Unidas’ in 2009 to empower survivors of gender-based violence in Mexico and Ghana. To assist in skill development, Unidas piloted a basic curriculum and training program to teach the women financial literacy and business skills needed to plan and operate successful microbusinesses and manage household finances. Unidas also explored opportunities …

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Jessica Espinoza

Jessica holds a double-degree in international business management from an Irish university and German business school. She is head of the business clients department of a development-oriented bank for very small, small and medium-sized businesses in Nicaragua. Prior to her current job, she served as regional manager for Africa and Latin America, working with a …

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Akaki Gotsiridze

Akaki Gotsiridze is from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and a founder of group Youth For Democracy. He is currently studying International Relations at Caucasus University in Tbilisi. His venture project resembles the social problems of Internally Displaced People focusing on employment problems. Akaki is very proud of his venture project and motivated to continue venture …

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Mariam Getiashvili

Mariam Getiashvili is a Resolution Fellow from Georgia. She studied Economics and Business at Tbilisi State University. She is an active student, participating in different programs and trainings to gain more information, gathering many foreign friends, and having contact with them and try to do something for development of her country as one of the …

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Career Development and Job Recruitment Center

The Career Development and Job Recruitment Center will create a center for job training in Tblisi, focused on internally-displaced people, providing career development support and classes, as well as job matching services with local employers.  The venture aims to create jobs and improve the situation of the over 250,000 IDPs in Georgia today.