THE IN­FLU­ENCERS

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - MARIE CARES -

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ALLYSON AHLSTROM Founder: Threads for Teens At the age of 14,Allyson started the mo­bile Threads for Teens bou­tique, pro­vid­ing free, brand-new cloth­ing for at-risk teenage girls across the US. Threads­for­teens.org

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CHRISSY BECK­LES Founder: The Sato Project Boxer Chrissy Beck­les founded The Sato Project to fight for an­i­mal rights. The project fo­cuses on sav­ing aban­doned dogs on what is dubbed Puerto Rico’s ‘Dead Dog Beach’. Th­e­sato­pro­ject.org

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JESSICA O MATTHEWS Co-founder: Un­charted Play Jessica helped de­velop the Soc­cket – a soc­cer ball that gen­er­ates free, re­new­able en­ergy from the ki­netic en­ergy of the peo­ple play­ing with it. Un­chart­ed­play.com

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KAVITA SHUKLA In­ven­tor: FreshPaper CEO of Fenu­green, a so­cial en­ter­prise tak­ing on food waste and hunger, and in­ven­tor of FreshPaper, which keeps food fresh for twice as long as nor­mal pack­ag­ing. Fenu­green.com

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RE­BECCA WELSH Founder: The Halo Foun­da­tion This global move­ment helps home­less and at-risk youth start new lives. The foun­da­tion uses art ther­apy to help chil­dren heal past trau­mas. Haloworld­wide.org

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