Lifeboats in the Fields of Poland

When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, it was a time of jubilation in Eastern Europe. But communism left behind an underclass of homeless people — former prisoners, addicts, alcoholics and the psychologically disturbed — with nowhere to turn. For Polish psychologists Barbara and Tomasz Sadowski, it was a call to action. Like the other people profiled in this section, they have been honored as "social entrepreneurs"; — creators of innovative, scalable solutions to intractable social problems — by the Schwab Foundation, co-founded by World Economic Forum president Klaus Schwab.

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