Chuck Slaughter Recipient of 2016 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
DRK alum, Chuck Slaughter of Living Goods, was one of six recipients of the 2016 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. As an awardee, Living Goods will receive $1.25 million to scale their work and increase their impact in helping East Africans to earn an income by going door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth by selling low-cost, life-saving products. These products include simple treatments for diseases such as malaria, water filters, bed nets to protect from bug bites, solar lights, and fortified foods.
“Each 2016 Skoll Award recipient is guided by a profound commitment to justice and a deep sense of compassion,” said Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation.
“These social entrepreneurs know that injustice robs the disadvantaged of opportunities and hope, and that justice represents a human need as fundamental as food or shelter. It is their hunger for justice that has fueled their work to transform the lives of those who have been denied justice by building new systems and institutions to strengthen societies.”
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