Carmen: We've recently graduated the first cohort of the We Rise program, which was a huge milestone. Twelve black-owned businesses in the state of Arizona graduated from the We Rise program better equipped to understand how to operate their businesses—a business model that they developed, along with a business plan, and access to capital.
Komal: Menstruation is closely connected with the possibility of future motherhood. While my society extolls motherhood, it looks down on menstruation to the extent that the menstruating girls or women are generally considered pariahs. Females are made to feel ashamed and somehow ‘less’. This mistreatment is because of a lack of knowledge and, often, long-held superstitions. I started Project UnMukt to change things for those who go unheard, for those who hesitate to speak, for those who choose not to share, and for those who suppress their emotions and silently carry their ‘burden’. We aim to make their voices heard, build their confidence, and inspire them to be happy with their bodies and minds.
Joshua: Two of the major addressable problems that exist today in healthcare are medication access and adherence. Both problems can be deeply interdependent and can result in severe and sometimes fatal outcomes for patients. To combat these problems, Medisend is developing an on-demand medicine delivery platform and proprietary algorithms to make obtaining medication convenient, faster, and cheaper.
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