Soon, her organization will expand to Uganda and Tanzania."Without clean water there is no prosperity for a community," Evans says.An optician by trade, the single mother of four launched the company in 2004 to make eyeglasses that address the unique physical needs of individuals with Down syndrome and any others with low nasal bridges."Being a mother is a big driving force," Dellapina says about the inspiration for Specs4Us.
Inspired by a lunch she had with a homeless man, Ahmad started by encouraging campus dining halls to donate excess food to local nonprofits.
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Was it possible that today’s technology couldn’t give kids and parents a better way to enjoy one of childhood’s fundamental joys—reading stories together?
Over the past six years, Toyota has granted 0,000 to 19 women-led companies, who are tackling the world’s most challenging issues with remarkable creativity.
These women, who are leading the charge to work on issues like homelessness, education, food, water, energy and more, come from all over the world, and are using innovation to create lasting and sustainable impact.