2010 Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize to improve the lives of underserved populations in their communities.
Un Techo para Mi Pais (A Roof for My Country), the $75,000 USD second place award winner, was founded in 1999 as a social real estate management entity in Chile. Founded to address the deplorable housing situation for the underserved population, the organization has benefitted 43,000 families among 14 countries in the area, developing strategic alliances with young college students and public institutions, in addition to corporate entities that advocate corporate social responsibility.
Since 2004, Comunidades de la Tierra (Communities of the Earth), the third place winner of $50,000 USD, has been devoted to entrepreneurial development and the nurturing of rural businesses, and the formation and promotion of community groups, especially women, in low income communities to provide entrepreneurs with market access. Comunidades de la Tierra has supported 1,500 people in Guatemala.
Applications for the 2011 Grupo Vidanta Foundation Prize are open until May 31, 2011.
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