Grantees in the News
An NGO invents organic sanitary napkins in Cameroon, April 2018 Go to Article "The KujaEcoPads project uses banana and plantain stems to turn them into 100% biodegradable, affordable and environmentally friendly sanitary napkins.Waste and agricultural residues are used to make these low-cost sanitary napkins for low-income women and girls. " Read the whole article, An NGO invents organic sanitary napkins in Cameroon, here Learn more about Marie Claire Kuja's project, KujaPads Initiative, here.
FreeFrom Wins the Impact & Audience Awards at 10th Annual SVP LA Fast Pitch, April 2018 Go to Article and Watch the video "Last month, FreeFrom participated as one of the top 10 finalists in the SVP LAFast Pitch competition. We competed with 19 other organizations to present a 3-minute pitch on our work to an audience of 500 people. FreeFrom took home the Impact Award, as well as raising the most money from the audience. " Read the whole article and [...]
In the Field with The East Oakland Collective, a Grassroots Group Aiding the Homeless, April 2018 Go to Article "As a kid, I vividly remember asking myself, how does someone end up homeless? How could you collect change all day and not have enough for a place to stay? How could there be so many empty buildings downtown, with the lights on at night, while there are people sleeping outside? I never brought those questions to the people sleeping at [...]
Lifting Girls and Women Up One Letter at a Time, April 2018 Watch the video "I think we can all agree – sometimes, life is just tough. We met a woman who knows that. She’s figured out a way to help others who are struggling. And she’s doing it, one letter at a time. " Watch the video, Lifting Girls and Women Up One Letter at a Time, here Learn more about Whitney Saxon's project, The Letter Project By Project To [...]
Meet The 10-Year-Old Social Entrepreneur Helping The Homeless Across The Nation, March 2018 Go to Article "Jahkil Jackson of Chicago, Illinois is one busy young man. He's a student, a tap dancer, a basketball player, an actor, a model, and he's a social entrepreneur who is on a mission to help the homeless in Chicago and throughout the world. At his young age of 10, he's already given out over 6,000 Blessing Bags to those in need. Blessing Bags are [...]
GHF hosts free fitness class for individuals with special needs, March 2018 Go to Article and Watch the video "The Fit for All class is free for athletes with special needs. Each athlete is paired with a volunteer to help them through their exercises. " Read the whole article and Watch the video, GHF hosts free fitness class for individuals with special needs, here Learn more about Noah Hastay's project, FIT For ALL, here.
Middle schoolers aim to make Houston plastic bag free, March 2018 Go to Article "Caoilin Krathaus and Lila Mankad, 12-year-old friends and classmates at Hogg Middle School, are sixth-graders on a campaign to save the world. They enjoy typical hobbies such as reading, being outdoors, and camping, but they also have a common goal to make Houston more sustainable and waste free by starting a plastic bag ordinance. " Read the whole article, Middle schoolers aim to make Houston plastic bag [...]
Why a Columbia-area woman is teaching yoga to South Carolina's prison inmates, March 2018 Go to Article "Angela Still is on a mission to change the lives of South Carolina's inmates. The Columbia-area resident founded Karuna Prison Yoga in February 2017 after working with the nonprofit Prison Yoga Project for three years. Through her organization, Still brings trauma-sensitive yoga classes to male and female inmates. "It's been exhilarating," she said. "Service yoga is pretty much nonexistent in South Carolina. I've [...]
Design Student Receives Strauss Foundation Scholarship, March 2018 Go to Article "Kausalya Raman, a second-year Design and Economics double major at UC Davis, has received a scholarship from the Donald A. Strauss Foundation for her project, English Kadhavu, which helps students in India to become more proficient in English and better prepare them for university. " Read the whole article, Design Student Receives Strauss Foundation Scholarship, here Learn more about Kausalya Raman's project, English Kadhavu, Bridging The Language Divide In India, here.
Wonder Women of #legaltech — Women who inspire us, March 2018 Go to Article "Many have markedly declared 2018 as the Year of Women. However, at HiiL, we believe that every year is the women’s year. Exceptional women everywhere have been fighting systematic discrimination and gender parity using innovation to bring access to justice to fellow women and their larger communities. In celebration of International Women’s Day, HiiL would like to bring your attention to women who are working to improve legal systems [...]