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Financial empowerment of returning citizens to eliminate the wealth gap, and reduce incarceration & recidivism within communities of color.

Financial empowerment of returning citizens to eliminate the wealth gap, and reduce incarceration & recidivism within communities of color.

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We use locally sourced raw material like banana fibers to make affordable 100% biodegradable sanitary pads for women and girls in Cameroon.

We use locally sourced raw material like banana fibers to make affordable 100% biodegradable sanitary pads for women and girls in Cameroon.

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Hire people living in impoverished communities to do volunteer work daily, Monday-Friday, for a salary of $25,000

Hire people living in impoverished communities to do volunteer work daily, Monday-Friday, for a salary of $25,000

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