Extreme poverty may be decreasing around the world, but huge disparities in income and access to basic goods and services still exist. These entrepreneurs are trying to change that. 

cambodia - building Dream Homes for the poor

photo: My dream home/impact hub phnom penh

photo: My dream home/impact hub phnom penh

Kongngy Hav (Ngy for short) is on a mission to create affordable housing for low-income Cambodians - to give them their dream home.

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Peru - On “The Road Where Life Was Once Worth Nothing,” This Business Gives Farmers Purpose

Esperanza Dionisio Castillo. Photo

Esperanza Dionisio Castillo. Photo

When Esperanza Dionisio Castillo took the helm, CAC Pangoa Cooperative had been nearly brought to its knees by the Shining Path and the drug trade. Today, the cooperative is Fair Trade- and organic-certified and employs more than 700 people. Under Esperanza’s deft leadership, Pangoa has become the beating heart of its community.   Read more >