Based in Zambia, Zambikes employs and empowers Africans to manufacture bicycles locally, including some made from bamboo.
Sze LaiShan aids the vulnerable underclass who live in poverty amid Hong Kong's vast wealth.
Author Jon Foley says feeding a growing world presents a huge challenge. But employing many strategies simultaneously can meet the problem.
In a poor area of El Paso, Texas, Rubí Orozco has pushed aside the junk food and reintroduced fresh, nutritious traditional Mexican dishes.
George Mukhobe coaches Uganda's Little League baseball, which has grown to nearly 1,500 boys and girls across this East African country. Is playing in the Little League World Series next?
Leymah Gbowee's Women Peace and Security Network Africa came out of her confrontation with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Now she's sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemen's Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman.
A petite entrepreneur wants to bring hydropower to the 90 million Indonesians without electricity.
Restaurateur Dan Kang runs the Seoul City Mongolian Grill, which trains North Korean defectors in the restaurant industry. The long-term goal: Return them to the north after Korea reunifies.
One alternative to looking for a job is to make your own. Here are seven nonprofits who offer tools, training, and ideas to get workers started.
From Monkey Oranges to Tsamma Melon little-known fruits can provide nutritious food to help alleviate hunger and poverty.
The coffee chain will join with two 'change-making' groups in New York and Los Angeles doing 'heroic work' to address economic, social, and education challenges.
Judith Heumann learned early on that if she was going to be part of society she'd have to fight for the right.
He listened first, then designed products for the world's poorest people long before the term 'social entrepreneur' came into use.
Nearly nine in 10 American adults agree they can make the world a better place through their actions.
His London restaurants employ composting, a wormery, and a dehydrator to reduce waste. His next goal: a restaurant that actually takes in carbon and releases oxygen.