hI JON...i am an independent filmmaker based in india. I was working on a similar concept like your's since 9 months and have researched and found out those unique people whose ideas are life changing and benefit the masses. These are the people whom one can look upto and they can be the inspiration for others.
I have collected the data of many such people and all of them are from India. If you are interested then you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can share the things & ideas as the concept is very similar.