Founder of Charity to Provide Safer Stoves Is Among 5 Winners of Purpose Prizes

Founder of Charity That Provides Safe Stoves Wins Prize 1

Civic Ventures

Nancy Hughes got inspired while volunteering.

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Civic Ventures

Nancy Hughes got inspired while volunteering.

The award: The Purpose Prize, which honors efforts by people older than 60 to solve big social problems

Who gives the award: Civic Ventures, in San Francisco

How much the award offers: $100,000 apiece to five winners

Among the winners: Nancy Sanford Hughes, an Oregon homemaker who created StoveTeam International in 2008 to manufacture and distribute safe cooking stoves in developing