I had the privilege of meeting these folks during my travels and learning about their work. Watch their full videos via the links below.
#1 & #2) Alex & Diana
Cafe owners in Quito Ecuador who foster dogs and cats out of Cafe Mosaico and raise money for animals in need via their organization Mican. Since starting the project 4 years ago, they’ve found homes for over 100 dogs and cats, not counting the 13 dogs and 4 cats that they personally take care of.
📸 FULL VIDEO: Coffee, Tea, Puppy?
#3) Alfredo Santa Cruz
The designer and architect of La Casa Ecologica De Botellas in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina – which is home that he made entirely out of thousands of recycled plastic bottles and tetra-pack cartons. He now helps other builders around the world learn his process and replicate it in their own communities.
📸 FULL VIDEO: The House Made Of Bottles
#4) Bryan Avery
A historian in North Carolina who single handedly raised $135,000 via his project Save the Shaw Halfway House to save a historic home from being demolished by developers. He used the money to buy the property and the adjacent house, which he turned into The Harnett History Center.
📸 FULL VIDEO: The House That Won’t Die
#5) Rafael Wild
The owner of La casa de Rafa – a restaurant in Quito Ecuador where you can eat in complete darkness, underground, in a cave, served by blind waiters. The restaurant is part of his mission to provide jobs for the blind and increase awareness of their daily struggles.
📸 FULL VIDEO: La Casa de Rafa
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