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Dissa Ahdanisa, Indonesia

Dissa founded Fingertalk Enterprise to end the stigma against the Deaf in Indonesia and reduce unemployment rates among Deaf youth. Fingertalk’s social enterprise model employs 30 Deaf individuals at various small businesses, including a Deaf café where all people can connect regardless of hearing ability.