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5 Ingenious Ideas For Parking All Our Bicycles

Co.EXIST   
July 10th, 2013

5 Ingenious Ideas For Parking All Our Bicycles

Gas is soaring in cost and traffic is only getting worse. The obvious alternative is cycling. It’s fantastic for the environment, a commuter’s pocket, and it trims off the belly fat. The only problem that plagues city planners is space. Answering the puzzle of establishing enough space for bicycle parking is perplexing city planners around the world. As a result, some very interesting solutions are being tested in the cyclist capitals of the world.

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Medicines Hitchhike With Coca Cola To Save Lives

Global Envision   
July 3rd, 2013

Medicines Hitchhike With Coca Cola To Save Lives

Ingenuity is nothing short but essential when it comes to solving the problems that individuals commonly face in developing nations. Developing a creative solution is not lost on the British nonprofit, Colalife, who is getting antidiarrheal medicine to kids through crates filled with the infamous Coca Cola beverages.

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Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Nourishing the Planet   
June 11th, 2013

Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Sahel, a struggling region of Africa, constantly faces the very real possibility of famine. In order to combat the frequent shortages of food in the area, cereal banks have been set up all over to provide a safety net for communities. Not only does it give the people greater food security, but it also promotes women as leaders of these banks, giving them significant roles in their villages and towns.

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Free Life Insurance With Your Phone Bill? Ghana’s Tigo Tries It

Global Envision   
June 6th, 2013

Free Life Insurance With Your Phone Bill? Ghana’s Tigo Tries It

With cellphone users only growing on the African continent, it should be expected that companies are trying every selling method to retain their customers. Because of this, companies are now offering free life insurance with a subscription to their service. Offering this safety-net may help alleviate many individuals who find themselves moving into greater poverty.

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Gaza Sky Geeks Backs Tech Startups In The Gaza Strip

Global Envision   
May 29th, 2013

Gaza Sky Geeks Backs Tech Startups In The Gaza Strip

In the tumultuous region of the Gaza Strip, an up and coming organization is helping to promote innovation by turning to the next generation. Gaza Sky Geeks Laboratory, a program that assists startup businesses, is helping to provide the resources for aspiring young technical graduates in the Gaza Strip. With the aid of organizations like the Gaza Sky Geeks, many startups have the potential to turn into successful businesses in hopes of turning the Gaza Strip into the next Silicon Valley.

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Microsoft’s Game Plan: Help Today’s Youth Prepare For Tomorrow’s Jobs

Global Envision   
July 9th, 2013

Microsoft’s Game Plan: Help Today’s Youth Prepare For Tomorrow’s Jobs

Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software companies, understands that we have a growing and serious problem when it comes to unemployment. The fact remains that there are many jobs out there in this dismal economy, but the next generation has to have the right training and opportunities to secure them. That’s where Microsoft lends a helping hand.

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Bank Andara: A Bank For Banks In Indonesia Grows Micro Businesses And Turns A Profit

Global Envision   
July 1st, 2013

Bank Andara: A Bank For Banks In Indonesia Grows Micro Businesses And Turns A Profit

Over fifty millions Indonesians are self-employed. Many of these have no support from a financial services institution. The Bank of Andara is looking to tap this potential through microfinancing. Because of this, many Indonesians will have the opportunity to expand and dig themselves out of the hole that is poverty.

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BRICS In Africa: A Development Dream?

Think Africa   
June 10th, 2013

BRICS In Africa: A Development Dream?

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) compose the well-known economic powerhouse that could very well soon surpass the current industrialized nations. Now, their eye is turned to Africa and the potential investment opportunity that could be mutually beneficial for these strong developing countries and the underdeveloped nations still struggling in Africa.

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Avon In Uganda? How Microfranchises Create Small, Low-Risk Jobs

Global Envision   
June 1st, 2013

Avon In Uganda? How Microfranchises Create Small, Low-Risk Jobs

Microfinancing has been a concept that has been drastically changing struggling individuals around the world. Although there is little money in this sort of loan, Living Goods shows the ability it has to help in alleviating poverty in the developing world.

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Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

Co.EXIST   
May 28th, 2013

Building A Social Network For Clean Water With Apps And Cheap Tests

The app mWater is taking advantage of technology and readily available water testing kits to create a “social network for water” that allows people access to data concerning the quality and location of water that they are planning on using and drinking.

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