Between August 2020 and May 2023, we collected 100 stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, from every corner of the planet. We think they showcase the best of what it means to be human.
What we learned from one hundred stories about people stitching the world back together
A chef and philanthropist feeding people in the wake of disaster, war and famine
An environmentalist drag queen from Nebraska building a more inclusive climate movement for everyone.
A mechanical engineer from the United Arab Emirates hoping to complete her first space mission.
A British botanist healing the planet with
an ancient Celtic prophesy
A Vietnamese transgender man advocating for the transgender community in his country.
An Israeli environmental lawyer who is driving the force behind saving the Jordan river.
A disability advocate in Palestine fighting for the rights of Arab disabled women.
Humanitarian group volunteering as first responders in Syria
Two Balinese sisters driving the government to ban single use plastic bags
A food activist rescuing food waste in Uruguay
A Māori archaeologist fighting for Indigenous sovereignty
A cellist displaying cultural resistance through music during the siege of Sarajevo.
An ecofeminist in India protecting biodiversity and increasing the participation of women in conservation
A retired dentist from Germany saving kids in Brazil from dengue.
A Fijian climate activist empowering young people in the Pacific to defend their island homes.
An experimental physicist clearing Wikipedia bios for unknown female and minority scientists.
A Costa Rican farmer whose re-wilding of a cattle range led to the discovery of a new frog species.
A social worker dubbed "The mother Teresa of Singapore"
A climate entrepreneur who sued her government for failing to protect people from climate change in the Netherlands.
An Anishinaabe woman indigenizing education across Canada.
An Indian scientist and conservationist protecting wild snow leopards
Two former debt collectors wiping away medical debt for low-income Americans.
A Portuguese biologist pioneering
a conservation project to save turtles in Africa's Gulf of Guinea.
A research scientist in Kenya leading the global fight against malaria
An Australian agronomist transforming millions of hectares of desert in Niger into abundant forest.
A Ukrainian economist rehabilitating animals from the Russian invasion.
A doctor from Ghana who helped eliminate trachoma.
Two young Ecuadorians saving the Amazon through purchases on Amazon
A social worker from North Carolina empowering troubled kids through sustainable farms.
An environmental engineer helping communities with sanitation projects in Indonesia.
A healthcare pioneer who founded one of the first abortion clinics in New York
A retired forest technician in Turkey planting a forest
A South African labour activist crusading to improve working conditions for domestic workers.
An indigenous fire practitioner recovering cultural burning practices to prevent bushfires in Australia
A Nigerian public healthcare warrior raising awareness around hypertension 'the silent killer'
Pakistan's first female architect creating the world's largest zero carbon shelter programme.
A Danish human rights activist who created 'The Human Library' a global movement encouraging people to "un-judge each other"
A music teacher turned eco- warrior tackling climate change and poverty in Mexico.
A former Google software engineer creating a fairer criminal justice system through technology.
An Italian fisherman creating underwater sculpture galleries to protect his coastline.
An activist fighting for women's heath in Somaliland.
A Russian environmentalist igniting campaigns against climate change
An adoption facilitator from the Ukraine helping orphans find homes in American and Canada.
A retired railway administrator whose blood donations saved 2.4 million babies
A marine biologist in Canada campaigning to clear cigarette butts from our oceans.
A mum of three vaccinating children in Pakistan from polio
An environmentalist fighting the war on waste in Senegal.
A high school student in Massachusetts who turned down a scholarship and gave the money to a student in greater need.
A biologist protecting penguins in Patagonia.
A young woman challenging the stigmas of mental health in Bangladesh.
Two YouTube personalities on a mission to raise money to remove waste from oceans
A conservationist rescuing and rehabilitating baby elephants in Kenya
A trekking guide in Nepal who donated food and supplies for the unemployed
A single mum in Bosnia who saved her local river after a 503 day blockade
The hero of Kurdistan clearing landmines along the Iran-Iraq border.
A lawyer protecting women survivors from sexual violence in Cameroon.
A social entrepreneur building more affordable homes in Nepal.
A self-taught tutor revolutionising education in Zimbabwe through WhatsApp.
A Buddhist monk turning animal welfare into a spiritual practice.
A education activist relocating Afghan girls to a school in Rwanda.
An accountant turned conservationist saving chimpanzees in Sierra Leone.
A Staten Island native helping children in war and disaster zones.
A British footballer campaigning for kid meal vouchers.
A survivor of human trafficking helping other survivors of abuse
A local from Patna providing free oxygen tanks to critically ill patients in India
A marine biologist saving the world's second largest coral reef
A tax attorney defending tenants in Texas from eviction
A farmer who reintroduced indigenous farming practices in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
A Singaporean tutor who donated millions to disadvantaged kids
A climate activist cleaning up trash in Los Angeles
A policewoman rescuing runaway and trafficked children in Mumbai
An eco-warrior planting trees in Indonesia
Grandmother in Miami feeding people who are struggling.
Saving abandoned cats in Fukushima
Civil engineer combating maternal and infant mortality in Zambia.
Founder of a dance school in Laos, Nigeria
Sri Lankan father delivering books to under privileged children
Zimbabwean teenager teaching taekwondo to help her community fight against child marriage.
Humanist tackling discrimination in Egypt's public healthcare system
Cameroonian healthcare worker helping eliminate river blindness.
Californian architects creating seesaws on the US-Mexico border for children to play on
Polish dietician saving malnourished children in Madagascar
Foster parent to 10 North Korean defected boys
A Texan housewife who founded a school on the US/Mexico border
Retired school teacher rehoming stray dogs from Thailand to Canada
Malaysian law students integrating Rohingya women into local community
Epic rescue mission of pilot whales by Sri Lankan volunteers.
Grandparents in New Delhi set up a pavement school for vulnerable children.
South African father figure feeds the homeless throughout the pandemic
Conservationist planting trees in Russia
Engineer saving women in Cameroon from maternal deaths
Teenager rescuing girls in Pakistan from child marriage
Conservationist saving manatees in Belize
Hairdresser helping the homeless in Los Angeles
Surgeon restoring sight to the poor in Asia and Africa
Feeding schoolchildren in Kenya
Louisiana hospital staff who cared for babies during a hurricane
Runs an animal shelter in Jakarta
Surfers from Florida who cleaned up the ocean