Five Principles for Making the World Better

Vanessa Kara with Charity:Water- is using her abilities to make the world a better place. She lists five principles:

ONE: start simply,

TWO: adventure beyond what’s comfortable, do things that make you uncomfortable,

THREE: choose presence over perfection, soccer taught her about achievement, now she focuses on what can happen in a day, be intentional.

FOUR: sometimes, you have to lose your dreams to find yourself, and

FIVE: celebrate the small wins-it’s the antidote to cynicism.

Vanessa Kara is using her education in hydraulic engineering to help end the water crisis. She is also an American-born Dominican professional footballer (soccer) who plays as a forward for the Dominican Republic women’s national team.

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