Following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Suman Kumar provided temporary shelters for people whose homes had been destroyed by the disaster. Suman collaborated with an American organisation to design and manufacture machines that made temporary shelters. By partnering with over 130 organisations and individuals, they were able to deliver over 5,300 shelters which housed over 26,000 earthquake victims.
SDG 1 - No Poverty
Bradley co-founded WSV as a sustainable approach to international development. With the support of Enactus and the University of Southampton, WSV has developed three main business models that have enabled people with low economic prospects to generate income, whilst providing a service that benefits the community.
The Winter Warmer seeks to protect children against the cold during winter by providing them with either blankets or beanies and scarves. Founded in 2010, The Winter Warmer provides clothing items to children to help them keep warm and feel safe, which in turn allows them to focus on their school work.
Zinah founded Ishtar Handmade Soap to provide Iraqi women with opportunities to become self sufficient and generate income.
Rufaro is the CEO of enke: Make your Mark, which strives to equip young people with an entrepreneurial mindset by giving them relevant skills while cultivating the belief that they are capable of changing their own lives. More than 3,000 young people in South Africa have benefitted from the programmes coordinated by enke to date.
John founded Seeds of Hope PNG in 2011 to encourage children in his local community to pursue higher education as a way to minimise tribal conflict and avoid future violence. Based in Waknam Village, Mul District in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Seeds of Hope PNG has impacted the lives of all 2,000 inhabitants through its various programmes.
Prakash founded FINLIT Nepal to ensure that underserved communities have access to financial education and services. FINLIT Nepal has directly impacted 180,000 people across 48 districts in Nepal, teaching them how to manage their finances and helping them to access banking services that were otherwise inaccessible. FINLIT Nepal has hosted 5,000 workshops in rural communities where few people participate in formal banking systems. According to the Global Findex database for 2017, only 45% of adults in Nepal have access to banking systems1 .
After the devastating earthquakes that shook Mexico in September 2017, Estefania co-founded Casa Voluntaria. Along with fellow architects and engineers, they formed a network of voluntary designers to help vulnerable people reconstruct their homes. Their aim is to reach populations in places affected by disasters, focusing primarily on elderly people and those with mobility issues. Casa Voluntaria primarily works in the small town of Asunción Ixtaltepec, in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region.
Sujit founded Inspiration Unlimited, which runs several projects in India. They run educational initiatives in underprivileged schools, environmental campaigns, distribute meals and books, donate equipment and give talks. They have also made books by reusing old sheets of paper. They have received $3,079 in investment and they run on their volunteers. They have 300 volunteers who put in on average five hours a week.
Florence founded the Florence Masetla Foundation in 2013 which initially focused on the research and championing the use of technology in education to help eradicate poverty through access to quality education and information for decision making and active citizenship. Through the educational outreach of her foundation, 57 students received vocational and technical training. In addition 50 solar powered Repurpose school bags were bought for children attending a rural school in South Africa and the foundation hopes to buy another 250 bags by the end of 2017.