The 2012 Echoing Green Finalists



Echoing Green 2012 Finalists

UPDATE: We announced the 2012 Echoing Green Fellows on June 7th. Meet them here.

We have a lot of hope.

Echoing Green started this journey several months ago with 3,508 Fellowship applications. First off, wow. That’s a whole lot of changemaking potential.

Today we announce thirty-eight have been selected as Finalists—approximately one percent—of the original pool. Read about their grand aspirations, innovative solutions, passion for their work, and of course, their Moments of Obligation—the experiences that led the Finalists to confront the biggest problems in the world with their bold solutions for social change. Be prepared to feel hopeful too!

FINALIST FACTS:
-40 percent plan to launch for-profits, 50 percent will launch nonprofits, and 10 percent will deploy a hybrid model.
-The Finalists strive to work in fourteen countries, with three planning to have a global footprint.
-Twelve Finalists will focus their impact in the United States, seven in India, and three in Pakistan.
-The most highly represented area is poverty alleviation and economic development.

Meet the 2012 Echoing Green Finalists:

Avanti Fellows
Program Area: Education
Location of Impact: India

AYZH Health and Livelihood Pvt Ltd
Program Area: Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: India

BLISS
Program Area: Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: Pakistan

Cactus
Program Area: Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: Israel

Collectif Contre le Contrôle au Faciès
Program Area: Civil & Human Rights
Location of Impact: France

Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC)
Program Area: Civil & Human Rights
Location of Impact: United States

Devintel
Program Area:Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact:Global

Edthena
Program Area: Education
Location of Impact: United States

ElectNext
Program Area: Public Service & Civic Engagement
Location of Impact: United States

Farm Commons
Program Area: Food & Agriculture
Location of Impact: United States

Feeding Forward
Program Area: Food & Agriculture
Location of Impact: United States

Frontier Markets
Program Area: Environment
Location of Impact: India

HEALTHY FOOD SYSTEMS
Program Area: Food & Agriculture
Location of Impact: Kenya

Hosh media
Program Area: Public Service & Civic Engagement
Location of Impact: Pakistan

IDinsight
Program Area:Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact:Global

Jana Care
Program Area: Health & Healthcare
Location of Impact: India

Jhatkaa.org
Program Area: Public Service & Civic Engagement
Location of Impact: India

Justice Project Pakistan
Program Area: Civil & Human Rights
Location of Impact: Pakistan

Leadership Through Empowerment, Action, And Dialogue Inc.
Program Area: Public Service & Civic Engagement
Location of Impact: United States

Legal Peace Corps
Program Area: Civil & Human Rights
Location of Impact: The Gambia

LocalDM
Program Area: Environment
Location of Impact: Kenya

Medha
Program Area: Education
Location of Impact: India

myAgro
Program Area: Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: Mali

OkCopay, Inc
Program Area: Health & Healthcare
Location of Impact: United States

One Degree
Program Area: Education
Location of Impact: United States

Regalii
Program Area:Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: Latin America

Re-Nuble, Inc.
Program Area: Environment
Location of Impact:United States

Resolve Network
Program Area: Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: Democratic Republic of Congo

SaveLIFE Foundation
Program Area: Health & Healthcare
Location of Impact: India

SponsorChange.org
Program Area: Public Service & Civic Engagement
Location of Impact: United States

Springboard Collaborative
Program Area: Education
Location of Impact: United States

STG International
Program Area: Environment
Location of Impact: Lesotho

Stockbox Grocers
Program Area: Food & Agriculture
Location of Impact: United States

Think Unlimited
Program Area: Education
Location of Impact: Jordan

Vera Solutions
Program Area: Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: Global

Vive Responsable
Program Area: Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: Mexico

Vivus Renewables
Program Area: Food & Agriculture
Location of Impact: Ghana

XinfuGo Group
Program Area: Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of Impact: China



Comments

I want to use this opportunity to congratulate the finalists. They have really gone a long way in the selection process, and I want to believe, they've been strong all the way. I wish them best of luck and a wonderful and successful fellowship! I also look forward to being a fellow in the years to come. Once again, congratulations!

On your journey to change the world, I wish you all success.
With Warm Greetings
Henry Thiagaraj, India

Commence your journey of social change!
Wishing you all success
Henry Thiagaraj, India