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20 for the Next 20: Kimo Carvalho, Lydia House


By Krista Rados, Hawaii Business Magazine

Photo: Aaron Yoshino

The executive director of Lydia House wants to spend the next two decades helping establish a system that stabilizes Native Hawaiian youth so that they can thrive.

Kimo Carvalho is a humble, mission-driven advocate for Native Hawaiian youth in the foster system who knows firsthand what it’s like to experience generational poverty.

“I grew up in a system that I’m serving,” he says. “I am one of these kids who aged out and had it not been for some select individuals that really saw opportunity in me and gave me some chances, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.”

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