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Powering the Movement: A Global Citizen Podcast

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Global Citizen's New Podcast About Young Activists and Leaders Fighting Extreme Poverty

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5: Helping Brazil’s Entrepreneurs Support Their Families

Dec 8 • 11:57

Brazil has 45 million micro-entrepreneurs — business owners operating outside the formal economy. Enter Luisa Bonin, 29, the co-founder of Tamo Junto, which means “We Are Together.” Her organization offers practical and engaging resources to micro-entrepreneurs, especially women of color, and connects them to resources that help them formalize their businesses, find econom...

4: How Video Games Are Helping Kids Stay in School in Pakistan

Dec 8 • 14:53

Growing up in Pakistan, Haroon Yasin, 27, felt like a stranger in classrooms. And in Islamabad’s slums, where inequality and poverty are widespread, he saw children who feel the same way today. So he founded Orenda, a company that takes the national curriculum and converts it into an engaging app called Taleemabad, bringing education — a basic human right — to 130,000 kids...

3: Texting to Save Mothers' and Babies' Lives in Cameroon

Dec 8 • 13:03

In Cameroon, something as simple as a text message can mean the difference between life or death during a pregnancy. That’s why Alain Nteff, 27, started GiftedMom, a social enterprise that connects 200,000 expecting mothers to medical care and information through a text message service, mobile app, and more. Alain explains why GiftedMom can make a world of difference, espe...

2: Preventing Disease in India, One School Kid at a Time

Dec 8 • 14:00

Priya Prakash, 28, struggled with her own health issues as a young person. This inspired her to start HealthSetGo, an organization bringing quality health care, checkups, and hygiene tips to India’s children where they are — in their schools. In a country with extremely high rates of cancer, diabetes, and obesity, HealthSetGo is the first opportunity many kids have to see ...

1: Saving The World's Fastest Sinking City

Dec 8 • 12:40

Nashin Mahtani, 28, created a crowd-sourced map that can save lives during extreme weather events in Jakarta. Her organization, PetaBencana.id, shares and verifies crucial information to users in Indonesia’s rapidly urbanizing mega-city, also known as the “fastest sinking” city in the world. We join Nashin on the ground, where she shows us the links between climate change,...

Introducing ‘Powering the Movement’: A Global Citizen Podcast

Dec 5 • 01:45

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. Join us as we introduce you to young activists and leaders dedicating their lives to ending extreme poverty and using their passion, experience, and energy to solve some of society’s most pressing problems. Our inaugural five-part season tells the human sto...

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