What is a Sawa World Spark?

What is a Sawa World Spark?

Spark – /'spärk/
noun

  • A small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, alight in ashes.

  • Something that ignites a sudden force.

Sawa World Spark – /sa-wa•'spärk/
noun

  • Sawa World Sparks have selfless hearts and with little resources and creative minds have changed their communities. These leaders come from and work with people living in extreme poverty and have found local, simple and practical solutions without the input of international charity. Their solutions have ignited lasting change in their communities in one of the five Sawa World Solution Themes. These themes include basic necessities, education, health, environment and gender equality. At Sawa World we believe that these inspiring visionaries have the answers to lifting 1.2 billion people out of extreme poverty around the world.

  • Byansi Deziderio has empowered 2000 youth with simple skills to improve their lives and build income, such as making paper bags. Byansi is a Sawa World Spark.