Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. They are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics in Kenya that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo (OHDZ) and its Malagasy NGO, the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership (MBP), created an innovative project in Madagascar that protects local forests while raising the standard of living for thousands of people. The Kianjavato reforestation and community supported agricultural program safeguards endangered species by developing people’s skills in natural resource stewardship. The OHDZ-MBP’s reforestation effort, in close partnership with the local community, will plant one million trees in five years to protect critically endangered lemurs.