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I've been really interested of late in organizations who work to solve problems of extreme poverty in communities using local resources. Sawa World does just that. They identify local leaders who have innovative ideas on how to improve their communities and support them in their efforts. One example is Sawa Leader Alumni Olivia Damali Sserabira who established the Peace and Hope Training Centre in Uganda. She's helped over 46,000 women find meaningful employment. Her story is below:
The other aspect of Sawa World is documenting these stories using Sawa Youth Reporters. These are youth who attend Sawa World's media training program and are from the same communities as the leaders. The youth earn a wage and get to see the impact of the Leaders as well as the impact their efforts bring in creating these reports and documentaries. In essence, giving a voice to the voiceless.
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What a tremendous solution to a growing problem. Healthy food is becoming harder to access in poorer communities and even some major cities creating what has been termed 'food deserts'. The entire city of Detroit is without a supermarket meaning that those who don't have access to dependable transportation have a hard time getting healthy food. Good.is profiles Rick Schneiders, who founded Mogro, a mobile supermarket that carries not only fruits and vegetables, but other items as well. Currently only operating in New Mexico, Mogro is an innovative idea and solution that could be very useful in major metropolitan areas as well.
(ALL IMAGES FROM MOGRO'S WEBSITE. PROPERTY OF MOGRO.)