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05 November 2009 

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Making a Difference

Individuals around the globe are making a difference in your world through inspirational work. Each week, VOA introduces these well-known and lesser-known people from all walks of life. These uplifting stories illustrate the capacity of individuals to help others.
If you'd like to comment on one of these stories, send us an e-mail at: difference@voanews.com
We would also love to hear your suggestions of people you know who are making a difference. Send us your nominations and maybe one of our correspondents will follow-up - anywhere in the world!

Dr. Jane Goodall, left, accepts the Minerva Award from Maria Shriver at the Women's Conference on in Long Beach, California, 27 Oct 2009
Jane Goodall's conservation and development programs have improved the lives of 600,000 people worldwide while protecting chimpanzees and their habitats
The AVID system is helping students in more than 4000 schools around the world
Bob Woodruff in Iraq
Dr. Martina Fuchs
Max Jones