To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart. - Rebecca Solnit

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For years, I’ve reported on entrepreneurs whose bottom line is bolstering well-being for their communities. Their ventures and initiatives seek to systematically change society toward gender equality, food security, renewable energy, wildlife and land protection, healthcare, and clean water—among other endeavors. As a correspondent for the Unreasonable Institute, I traveled throughout East Africa and Latin America, connecting the dots between business practices, the daily lives of those impacted, and the supportive organizations—and obstacles—unique to their ecosystems. Be it an Afro-Mestizo population cradled in a Pacific Coast natural reserve in Oaxaca, Mexico—fecund with natural resources, but no working currency—who must increase access to education, or a population of farmers across rural Kenya who need to adapt with new technologies to feed millions in the wake of climate change. For them, entrepreneurship is vital.

You can find my business reports and dispatches on Fast Company, the Observer, National Geographic: Digital Diversity, and Unreasonable.is.