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Since The Ted Talk: Michael Pritchard On How He’s Helping End Water Poverty In Malaysia

Ted Talks   
August 6th, 2013

Since The Ted Talk: Michael Pritchard On How He’s Helping End Water Poverty In Malaysia

Clean water has never been an easy feat to conquer for nations who struggle with a populace stuck in poverty. Michael Pritchard found an innovative way to solve this problem. Instead of traditional methods of pipes and pumping stations, installed filtering systems at individuals’ homes can turn rain water into clean drinking water. These innovations have the possibility of ending global water poverty.

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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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The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda’s Technology and Digital Ambitions

allAfrica   
May 18th, 2013

The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda’s Technology and Digital Ambitions

Rwanda is becoming increasingly more involved with market and capital ventures and investments, which may bring more technology- and thus economic profit- to the resource poor country.

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Entrepreneurial Afghan Women Changing Perceptions

VoiceofAmerica   
February 13th, 2013

Entrepreneurial Afghan Women Changing Perceptions

After participating in Project Artemis, a program that aims to bring Afghan women entrepreneurs to the U.S. for an intensive business skills course, several Afghan businesswomen have been able to supplement their own businesses and teach others about management, marketing and leadership.

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Shop Relying On Customer Integrity Proves That Honesty Pays

PositiveNews   
January 14th, 2013

Shop Relying On Customer Integrity Proves That Honesty Pays

The Honesty Shop sells a range of items to customers, but relies on honesty and integrity in order to make a profit. Instead of paying a cashier, purchases are made by adding the correct amount of money to an honesty envelope-without being asked or prompted by a shop-owner or manager.

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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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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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How To Power 10 Million Off-Grid African Homes In 10 Years

Co.EXIST   
April 3rd, 2013

How To Power 10 Million Off-Grid African Homes In 10 Years

The Tanzania- based company, Off.Grid:Electric has made providing clean energy through solar-powered electric services to rural and impoverished people its mission.

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Making Jewelry Empowers Former Female Prisoners In Sierra Leone

VoiceofAmerica   
January 31st, 2013

Making Jewelry Empowers Former Female Prisoners In Sierra Leone

Former female prisoners in Sierra Leone are incorporating themselves back into society through creativity-namely in the form of unique and beautiful beaded jewelry that has brought not only worldwide recognition to these women, but also confidence.

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SoFi Will Crowdsource Your Student Loans

Co.EXIST   
December 21st, 2012

SoFi Will Crowdsource Your Student Loans

The innovative startup, Social Finance Inc., takes the power from banks and puts it in the hands of your school’s alumni, who are then extra happy to help network and get you a job after you graduate so you can pay them back.

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