Shyamli: In April and May 2021, India was hit by a deadly surge of Covid-19 that devastated —and continues to devastate—the lives and livelihoods of millions across the country. At the time, the crisis was particularly grave: hospitals and healthcare workers were overwhelmed, patients lacked oxygen and critical supplies, and millions were thrust into poverty and loss. I co-led an effort to bring South Asian students from across the US to help those battling Covid-19 and its far-reaching consequences in India. Together, we hailed from more than 35 university organizations in the United States and raised over $450,000 to support non-profits across rural and urban India.
Sara: BUTA Art & Sweets is a platform aimed at reducing unemployment among women with special needs through the sales of handmade vegan sweets, prepared by them, to individuals and companies. There are more than 290,000 women with special needs in Azerbaijan, and 95% of them are unemployed. Buta Art & Sweets addresses social exclusion by empowering these women through training programs that provide them with an additional income.
Rebecca: LearnLux is on a mission to make financial wellbeing a common benefit in the modern workplace. It’s 2021, and the vast majority of Americans are still on their own when it comes to managing money. To pioneer a new future of financial wellbeing, LearnLux is taking a radical approach to democratize access to expert guidance. LearnLux is blazing a trail that smashes stigmas and revolutionizes the tools we use.
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