Christopher Rothera, Seawater Greenhouse Ltd.

What is your life’s purpose?
To work on world-first solutions through innovative design and ingenuity, with a particular focus on third world countries.

How are you living your purpose?
I just completed a project in Somaliland, where I led the construction of a compound of Seawater Greenhouses. I was the lead engineer and project manager, working with a great team from the local communities. We are building a self-sustainable, off-grid, restorative agricultural solution for the Horn of Africa.

The Seawater Greenhouse uses a combination of sunlight, wind, and seawater to grow crops in hot arid regions of the world. These greenhouses bring the green back to the desert. We provide training and impart knowledge to these communities to run these greenhouses and help them kick start new agricultural industries.

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Marciel Hopkins, Body Positive Activist

What is your life’s purpose?
My purpose in life is to uplift and inspire others to live a full and meaningful life.

How are you living your purpose?
As a body positive activist, I am inspiring others to love and accept themselves on a daily basis. I decided to make my modeling career meaningful by adding a message of being body positive to it. I use my social media platforms to reach people all over the world by sharing my story and how I am making a daily choice to accept my body. I still have days when it’s really hard, especially with me being a model, but I know that I can only change an industry from the inside out. I am fighting for more body diversity and inclusivity in the modeling industry!

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Sucheta Rawal, Food and Travel Writer

What is your life’s purpose?
My purpose is to create understanding between people from different cultures and nationalities.

How are you living your purpose?
I am living my purpose in a few different ways. As a travel writer, I get to visit different countries in a very personal way. I share these stories of local people, their food, and the places I discover, via my blog, social media, and the outlets I write for. I make a sincere effort to understand the local culture by going to villages or smaller towns, volunteering in the community, and taking cooking classes. I feel that most travelers stay in their comfort zone and end up returning with a narrow view of the country, so I encourage them to look beyond.

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Mada Leach, Artist and Art Teacher

What is your life’s purpose?
My life’s purpose is to live a creative life within a family and community framework.

How are you living your purpose?
I have a meaningful family life and have contributed to my community and grown as a productive, evolving artist. Over the years, I have experimented with both abstract art and photorealism. When I juried into the Festival of Arts, I exhibited photorealistic watercolors. Over my 34 years in that show, my work has evolved to include acrylics on paper and canvas, mixed media, collage, and—after I bought an etching press—monotypes and other kinds of printmaking.

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Connie Siskowski, Caregiving Youth Advocate

What is your life’s purpose?
To act justly, love mercy, give grace, and walk humbly with God.

How are you living your purpose?
The nonprofit I founded, American Association for Caregiving Youth (AACY), has set our goal for no child in the US to have to drop out of school to provide care for family members. We want youth caregivers to be valued and supported—in school, out of school and at home—so they can complete their education, live up to their potential, and become healthy productive adults.

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Kurt Koontz, Author of A Million Steps

What is your life’s purpose?
To help other people break their routines and discover the beauty of personal growth that can only occur outside of comfort zones.

How are you living your purpose?
At the age of 36, I retired from the corporate world and jumped into the unknown world of self-discovery. For the past 17 years I have traveled the world, given countless seminars, written a book, and shared my experience with anyone who will listen.

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Kelly S. Campbell, Co-Founder of The Village Experience

What is your life’s purpose?
To inspire and encourage people to explore the world… and become philanthropists along the way.

How are you living your purpose?
My sister and I started our own socially responsible tourism company in 2008 called The Village Experience. We focus on creating adventurous, educational, and immersive programs for our network of travelers to places such as Kenya, India, Guatemala, Morocco, Egypt, and Zanzibar. We strive to create as many jobs as possible, pay fair wages along the way, and contribute to the local economy.

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Kelsey Timmerman, Author of Where Am I Wearing? & Where Am I Eating?

What is your life’s purpose?
Connecting people through stories to strengthen community.

How are you living your purpose?
I write books that reveal the lives and personalities or people we often don’t think about—the global poor, garment factory workers, and farmers. In Where am I Wearing? I went to the places my clothes were made to meet the people who made them. In Where Am I Eating? I followed a few of my favorite items of food to meet the farmers who produce them. Every day, we are connected to people around the world and we have very little idea what their lives are actually like. In my work, I put faces behind the labels.

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Mary Ellen Carter: Founder, Direct Connections to Africa

What is your life’s purpose?
My life purpose is to use my skills in order to help people move forward in a positive way.

How are you living your purpose?
I started a nonprofit, Direct Connections to Africa (DCTA), 10 years ago in Malawi, Africa, helping impoverished villages. In my field of professional counseling, we believe that relationships are 50-50 and that everyone needs to give back. I require this of the people I work with in Malawi. Everyone who benefits contributes by volunteering in some capacity.

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