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CIYOTA


Uganda

Since 1998 the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been torn apart by tribal wars in the bloodiest tribal divisions since World War II. Today there are over 450000 refugees two million internally displaced and 45000 deaths monthly. Refugees suffer from lack of education and death due to abject poverty and disease. In response to these outcomes refugees from DRC Sudan and Rwanda started CIYOTA to empower and educate young social leaders and entrepreneurs to use nonviolence to solve tribal conflicts. CIYOTA is building a movement of one million youth from different tribes who share the vision of peace and prosperity for their homeland.

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Enzi


India

Enzi enables individuals to invest in the education of bright students in exchange for a share in their future income for a set period of time connecting students and investors directly through a Kiva.org like open marketplace. Enzi Fellows (students) receive education funding from several investors and commit to repaying a pre determined percentage of their gross income for a fixed period of time after they begin working. Enzi Angels (investors) receive financial returns on the investment as well as have a tremendous social footprint by helping students attain educations they could not have afforded otherwise. Fellows also enjoy career assistance and mentorship from Angels which helps them realize their full potential.

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Roots Studio


United States of America

Roots Studio boosts the livelihoods of rural artists by giving them the technology and training to digitize their art at minimal cost. By transacting art digitally the organization enables village artists to instantly distribute their creations globally sell the same piece of art multiple times sell on different mediums like apparel and stationery and receive their payment share instantly through mobile money. Additionally Roots Studio simplifies the distribution chain by skipping the step of shipping physical goods which saves costs and allows the organization to return a share to artists that is 10 times greater than that of traditional craft ventures.

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Southeast Asian Community Project


United States of America

Empower Southeast Asian youth to improve and build power in their own communities.The Youth Leadership Project (YLP) is the heart of SEACA s programming and relationship with the community. Through workshops on political education as well as topics responsive to the conditions of members lives the program s goals.Students also attend off site field trips such as those related to topics covered in workshops as well as overnight trips to local colleges and universities. Mentoring and educational/life skills advising are also an integral part of the program. The program began in 2002 when a community needs assessment identified Southeast Asian youth as a particularly under served population. Also Southeast Asians are still a heavily limited English proficient community and the YLP program is an opportunity to raise a new generation of community leaders who would be multi lingual multi ethnic and multi cultural an asset that few social justice organizations had. YLP utilizes interactive workshops that issues based focusing on topics such as community/family histories environmental racism economic justice and race/class/gender/sexuality. In years past YLP members have conducted various surveys in the community participated in LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) meetings on food policy changes testified against fare hikes and route cuts at the city s DASH public transit meetings and organized against the low wages of Forever 21 garment workers. The Youth Leadership Project provides a leadership pipeline for members to become Youth Organizers.

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The Nevada Mining Project


The Nevada Mining Project provides free legal representation to native and non native communities in Nevada affected by the adverse environmental health and community effects of mining. The Project works to foster a strong network that protects communities land water air and wildlife by encouraging reform of mining practices and holding government and corporations accountable.

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