Rising Flame (India)

Nidhi Goyal is the funniest stand up comedian in Mumbai. And not only is she funny, she’s funny for good. A blind women’s rights activist, Nidhi uses comedy to change hearts and minds. (And policies and practices.) This year, The MATCH Fund supported Nidhi to build a mobile “matchmaking” app that connects women with disabilities to volunteer caregivers. There’s stand up. And then there’s standing up for women in need. Nidhi does both.