The 3 finalists for this year’s Opus Prize were recently announced (you can read the press release here to learn more about the finalists). The award ceremony will be held at Georgetown University on November 13, 2013.

What is the Opus Prize?

From the Opus Prize website:

The Opus Prize is given annually to recognize unsung heroes of any faith tradition, anywhere in the world, solving today’s most persistent social problems. This $1 million faith-based humanitarian award and two $100,000 awards are collectively one of the world’s largest faith-based, humanitarian awards for social innovation.

Opus Prize winners combine an entrepreneurial spirit with an abiding faith to combat seemingly intractable global issues like poverty, illiteracy, hunger, disease, and injustice. Opus Prize winners demonstrate that change is possible, empowering and inspiring all of us.

Mano a Mano an Opus Prize Finalist in 2012

Mano a Mano was proud to have our co-founder Segundo Velasquez be recognized as a finalist at last year’s Opus Prize ceremony at St. Kate’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota and receive a $100,000 award!

Congratulations to this year’s finalists, and thanks again to the Opus Prize for their support and recognition of Mano a Mano!

The video below was made as part of the Opus Prize Due Diligence trip to Bolivia in summer 2012: