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For World Sight Day, Watch Enactus Students Help Provide Affordable Eye Care

Celebrate World Sight Day and watch a video of Enactus students who help provide affordable eye care
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“By training villagers to diagnose common vision problems, you effectively create a dedicated workforce of micro-opticians that can make and sell glasses to people in their communities, while also providing for their families.”

-Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, talking about the project OneDollarGlasses by the Enactus Technical University of Munich team in Germany.

Enactus Students in Kenya Turn Food Waste into Fuel

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Food waste or fuel, what do you see?

A Kenyan Enactus team came up with a way to turn food waste into fuel for stoves. They taught 36 people to make corncobs into briquettes that are used in place of charcoal. The new fuel source is sustainable, cuts down on costs and requires less transportation because the new sustainable fuel is locally abundant. A message about the corncob briquettes reached over 20 million Kenyans and now 35 institutions are using the alternative source of fuel.

Solar Powered: Enactus Students use Solar Power to Change Lives in South Africa

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 "As members of Enactus, these entrepreneurial students transform discarded resources into a sustainable business model that's relieving pressure on peoples' wallets and cleaning up their community."

―J.P. Bilbrey, CEO and President of The Hershey Company, talking about Enactus students from CIDA City Campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their project, Izenzozomusa makes hot water accessible through solar power.

Enactus Students Help Mayan Girls Get Scholarships

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Craft or career, what do you see?

An Enactus team in the USA saw a way to help distribute over 200 scholarships to Mayan girls. By assisting Mayan weavers, they were able to match production with demand and help sell over $30,000 of product. Find out more at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/craft-or-career/. #seeopportunity

Enactus Students Help Female Farmers in Swaziland Thrive

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Legume or leg up, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Swaziland saw a way to make working for peanuts profitable for 45 impoverished women. Growing peanuts improved the soil structure and increased their profits from $3.50 to $84.00. Find out more about this project and others at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/legume-leg/. #seeopportunity

Enactus Students Turn Coconut Shells Into Fuel

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Byproduct or product, what do you see?

Enactus students in the Philippines saw a way to turn coconut shells into an alternative fuel for street vendors. They helped 10 vendors raise their incomes an average of 113%. Learn about the project's impact on carbon emissions at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/byproduct-product-see/. #seeopportunity

Enactus Students Turn Bottles Into Blankets for the Homeless

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Waste or warmth, what do you see?

Enactus students in Poland saw a way to make 200 quilts out of 25,000 plastic bottles. The quilts provided warmth for the homeless while helping eliminate waste. The quilts totaled $1,875 in net worth. Find out where they got all the plastic bottles for material at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/waste-warmth-see/. #seeopportunity

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