Aisha- Providence, RI
Aisha outside her "thrift store gone bad" in Providence, RI. She started it in 2007 to raise money to benefit programs in her native Sierra Leone. But after three years of earning only $60 a week, she turned it into a community center that offers assistance, goods and after school care for 10-30 kids daily. She even brings home cooked meals for the kids each day, which she pays for herself. "If you do the right thing, the rest will fall in place," she said.