Andrew Youn :: One Acre Fund

After a close encounter with never-enough-to-eat poverty in rural Africa, Andrew chucked his management consulting job, got an MBA, and started One Acre Fund. He previously lived in Kenya, where the One Acre HQ doubles as a poverty solutions lab for a growing community of overachievers willing to work for nothing. Now he lives in Rwanda, and oversees One Acre Fund's growth across East Africa.

Liza Kimbo :: Sustainable Healthcare Foundation

Liza started her career in banking, and was Head of Division for Business Support Services at Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya. She then established a private retail pharmaceutical and distribution company with annual turnover of $1m in Nairobi. With this expertise, she started the Sustainable Healthcare Foundation.

Losang Rabgey :: Machik

Dr. Losang Rabgey holds a PhD in gender and anthropology from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies where she was the first Tibetan to become a Commonwealth Scholar. Losang and her sister co-founded Machik, whose mission is to seed social innovation in Tibet.

Patricia Zurita :: Conservation Stewards Program

After she was willingly brainwashed by ornithologists at college, Patricia changed course to study conservation economics. A stint with the Ecuadorian Ministry of the Environment convinced her that there had to be a better way, and looked for simpler, more direct ways to engage local people in conservation.