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How does one go from a successful modeling career to working as a social entrepreneur learning high-end mobile development–all the while attending medical school?

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Mill Valley entrepreneur Lily Yoseph grew up middle-class in Ethiopia, a blessing in a country plagued with poverty. With the support of her family, she got an education and was able to pursue her dreams. But not all young women in Yoseph's home country are so fortunate, as she discovered on a trip back to her hometown a decade ago.

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As many of our followers already know, Billions Rising has long been a supporter of Andrew Gabula and his Joy Orphanage in Uganda. Over the last 14 years, Gabula has built an operation that includes a K-7 primary school, boarding for unplaced orphans and a huge farming operation, all to serve Ugandan children whose parents have died of AIDS. We wrote about his efforts, and Billions Rising Board President Janet Lipsey's visit to his orphanage, here back in March of this year.

We've made assisting organizations like Gabula's our priority, so we were deeply pleased to hear from him last week. It seems the orphanage had just received the dairy goats that he purchased with the foundation's help, and was quick to express his thanks. Writing on ...

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Going through surgery can be tough on anybody, and for children the experience can be downright terrifying. Charlotte Gould was born with a cleft palate which required several surgeries to repair, so she knows just how hard it can be.

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Janet Lipsey, Board President for Billions Rising Foundation, recently traveled once again to Uganda. While there, Janet took time to visit Andrew Gabula, and the Joy Orphanage that he operates in Kamuli. Since 2013, Billions Rising Foundation has supported Andrew in his efforts to build a self-sustaining farm that supports his school and the many children who reside at his orphanage. We've seen the incredible progress he has made, and continue to support his mission.

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Andrew Gabula has operated the Joy Orphanage for over 14 years.

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Young Entrepreneur Jamie Tworkowski of TWLOHA

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