“The Ashoka Foundation has chosen a New Orleans woman, the founding director of the Mama Maji nonprofit, as a 2015 Ashoka-American Express Emerging Innovator. Mama Maji promotes the economic empowerment of women through control of clean water. Sydney Gray is a member of the Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend, which has been involved with Mama Maji for two years, holding a fundraising water walk in conjunction with U.N. World Water, and also applying for grants from the Rotary Foundation to develop Mama Maji’s water projects. Ashoka is a global network of social entrepreneurs, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka fellows in 70 countries putting their system-changing ideas into practice. The Ashoka Foundation will pay for Gray to travel to Nairobi, Kenya, where she will be one of 20 award recipients to participate in a series of workshops and training with social innovators, business experts and industry leaders. “
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Learn more about Sydney Gray’s project, Mama Maji, here.