Ogwang is a BeadforLife success story.
It sounds like the setup to a bad joke: Two men drive a truck crammed full of skivvies across the country.
Housing L.A.’s homeless population, which numbered nearly 60,000 at the height of 2008’s economic downturn, would cost a staggering $3 billion–an impossible sum to raise.
The skier, also a football player at the University of Colorado, finished sixth in moguls at the 2006 Olympics and ninth in 2002.
A serial entrepreneur, Andrew Yang, thinks he has the answer.
Feinberg abandoned plans to become a lawyer and devoted himself fulltime to running Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, his nonprofit venture now based in Boca Raton, Florida.
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What made Harrison’s mission different?
Spencer believes the teens also need hands on training in sales and marketing.
There’s a patent pending on her FilterPure water filtration system, and it’s become a nonprofit business with factories in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Tanzania.
Kilian, her youngest child, is her inspiration.
That philanthropic effort turned into Citizen Effect, a website Morrison launched last year to help others complete similar projects.
After a decade of teaching, including a stint at the Learning Center for Deaf Children in Framingham, she had launched her own business, a pair of specialty toy stores in Brookline and Mattapoisett.
Through a program called KickStart, he sells, rather then gives, small pumps to poor farmers in an effort to encourage entrepreneurship.
Perhaps the fastest-growing way to act on these altruistic instincts is participating in microfinancing.
In 1990 Mark Arimura lost his mother to ovarian cancer.
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