Jacques Sebisaho is a medical doctor and the founder and executive director of Amani Global Works (AGW). Sebisaho is from Idjwi, a remote and underdeveloped island in Lake Kivu between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. While he was growing up in the 1970s, Idjwi residents were dying at high numbers from preventable diseases because of a lack of available medical care. After receiving his medical degree in 2002 from the University of Rwanda, Sebisaho and his wife, a registered nurse, moved to New York City to work, but they were ultimately drawn back to Idjwi, where they founded AGW in 2010. Prior to AGW’s establishment, Idjwi had only one hospital and four doctors to serve a population of 250,000. Through the efforts of AGW, the island now has a 20k square foot medical and community center powered through solar energy that serves 25,000 patients every year and employs 65 local workers – but of perhaps even more significance, Sebisaho got the center built without any funding from outside donors. He mobilized the community, after having to convince them this was to their benefit, to dedicate their own labor and resources to constructing the facilities. AGW is built as a model for health services, as a trigger for community sustainability, and as an example of how the creation of a medical institution in an impoverished community can both provide essential health services and act as a vehicle for sustainable development.