Growing up in Mali, this social entrepreneur saw the devastating effects of malnutrition. He’s determined to not live in a world where we can put a man on the moon but can’t manage to feed all our fellow citizens.
Moses Sanga came to America to go to the Unreasonable Institute for help with his business plan (which didn’t exist). But he got more than that: It was also two weeks of firsts for him, from flying on a plane to eating a Popsicle.
What many of Brazil’s poorest people lack isn’t skills, but a marketplace. What if they had access to the shelves of the country’s biggest stores to sell what they make? It turns out, they can turn a tidy profit.
Moses Sanga has been witness to the aggressive deforestation of his home in Africa. He’s trying to create a new economy (and save the forests) by empowering locals to make charcoal from something other than wood, and then teaching them how to sell it.
Wello’s solution to the problem of water scarcity is ingenious. It’s also too expensive for the people who need it to buy it. How can you find a way to make money while offering solutions to the world’s poorest people?