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Meet the First 9 teams Competing in the Enactus World Cup

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Meet nine of the teams that will be competing for the 2014 Enactus World Cup. Stay tuned for more team profiles.

To see some of these teams present their projects, tune in to our live broadcasts of the key ceremonies and the final round presentations. Information about the event, including the live stream schedule can be found at http://enactus.org/worldcup.

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See how Enactus Students in Puerto Rico Turn T-Shirts into Income for Girls in Need

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Shabby or chic, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Puerto Rico saw a way to improve the lives of impoverished girls and their families. The team taught girls in their community to make beautiful jewelry from old t-shirts and sell it to help support their families. The project empowered 31 parents to become entrepreneurs and resulted in $6,500 in supplemental income for the girls and their families. Not only did they have a great economic impact, but they also recycled more than 650 shirts.

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.

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

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