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Nadia Mahmud, co-founder of the Jolkona Foundation. (Photo by Red Box Pictures)

Jolkona is a Bengali word that means “drop of water.” For Nadia Mahmud, co-founder of the Jolkona Foundation, it’s a fitting metaphor given that she believes every small drop counts when it comes to changing lives of people across the globe.

For less than $60, users of the Jolkona web site can support everything from science camps in Seattle to farmers in Sudan.

“No amount of money or time is too little to contribute to making the world better,” she says.

Editor’s Note: GeekWire has identified more than a dozen “Geeks Who Give Back” — people who work in non-profits, mentor others and invest in the future of the tech community. They were all featured in the GeekWire 2012 Calendar, given out at the recent GeekWire Gala. As 2011 draws to a close, we’ll highlight one of them every day, along with photography by Seattle’s Red Box Pictures.

See this archive of the profiles we’ve published so far, and check back Saturday for our final honoree!

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