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Al Jazeera

Kimberley Brown

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30 September 2019

Juncal, Ecuador

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Carmen Carcelen lives in northern Ecuador with her husband, eight children, and hundreds of Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing poverty, violence, and hyperinflation at home. Carcelen has been providing food and shelt...

Things that Work Uganda

Kisseka Umar

7 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda offers refugees a chance to learn a skilled trade at the Yoyo Youth Vocational Skills Center. At no cost to them, students can learn brick laying, carpentry, tailoring and cut...

Things that Work Uganda

Cynthia Rukundo

27 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Menstrual hygiene can be a challenge especially in Bidibidi, one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. However, with the help of Catholic Relief Service (CARITAS), women are now being trained in how to make...

NPR

Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Peter Breslow

26 May 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

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A new start-up in Mexico City called Hola Code is giving DREAMers software training, job counseling, and job placement with over 100 partnering companies. Most of these individuals have spent most of their lives in th...

OZY

Chuma Asuzu

15 April 2019

Ghana

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From Ghana to Cameroon, innovators across Western Africa are creating services to strengthen healthcare in the region. There’s SnooCODE Red, helping provide nearly exact location services to emergency services, and Ca...

CNN

David Williams

3 April 2019

Elkhart, Indiana, United States

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A community organization in Indiana called Cultivate "rescues" food from local caterers, hospitals, casinos, and businesses to then be packaged into take-home meals for students at Woodland Elementary School that come...

InfoNile

Annika McGinnis

22 March 2019

Kisumu, Kisumu County, Kenya

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Families living in the wetlands of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya are working together with a nonprofit called Ecofinder Kenya to protect and conserve the wetlands they live on. The crux of the incentive centers aroun...

Rethink

Chelsea Wald

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28 February 2019

Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

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A nonprofit in Haiti called SOIL with a business arm called EkoLakay is bringing back the old-fashioned idea of a container-based sanitation system. Customers rent toilets with containers in them, use them, and return...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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12 February 2019

United States

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The lack of technology and app solutions for social problems is beginning to change thanks to the help of a growing group of technology accelerators (also called incubators) aimed at tech companies focused on social i...

The Telegraph

Olivia Cuthbert

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16 January 2019

Kebbi, Nigeria

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New planting and harvesting techniques and improved seeds are transforming farmers' fortunes and boosting harvests in Nigeria, where rice is a staple food but local supply fails to keep up with high demand. Farmers ar...

The Huffington Post

Oliver Balch

16 January 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

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The Bill Gates Foundation is currently funding a number of organizations that seek to solve the rate of open defecation by creating low-cost toilets that utilize the feces within them. One organization, called Sanergy...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

17 December 2018

Tirana, Albania

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Making adults change their habits and viewpoints is hard. Helping children change is easier. That’s the basic principle around which the recent recreational development of Tirana, Albania is based. By making green sp...

Mongabay

Ethan Bien

10 December 2018

Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico

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Tosepan Titataniske, an indigenous cooperative in Mexico's Sierra Norte mountains, emphasizes local control at the heart of solar programs. Over the last four decades, the organization has incorporated 410 community-l...

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Emily Feng

6 December 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, entrepreneurs are overcoming the hurdles of an underdeveloped tech ecosystem to solve problems at the bottom of the pyramid, from health to education to access to money. It’s attracting the attention of in...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Homa Bash

5 December 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Since launching in October, PCs for People have collected, refurbished, and distributed at an affordable cost to hundreds of people. They have also distributed hot spots to libraries for patrons to check out.

Citizen Matters

Revathi Siva Kumar

26 November 2018

Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, India

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In 2011, authorities in Education City set about to combat the Naxal violence by offering education to children who have lost one or both parents to the violence. Today Education City houses 18 institutions and enroll...

Talk Africa

Henry Owino

2 October 2018

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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In a slum in Kiberia, Kenya, a new invention called Peepoople Kenya (or Peepoo for short) is addressing a mounting sanitation issue from open defecation and lack of clean facilities. The solution is a single-use, biod...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

27 September 2018

Kenya

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Kenya is launching a program to build more affordable housing by providing infrastructure like water and roads, as well as funding from the World Bank and lower levies on the cost of doing business in order to attract...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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25 September 2018

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Being in a conflict zone, primary healthcare in the state of Borno in Nigeria has suffered in recent years. In response to the crisis, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers provide Ready-To-Use The...

WHYY

Taylor Allen

24 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The After School Activities Partnership (ASAP) in Philadelphia offers free and low-cost afterschool and summer activities to students in low-income areas that otherwise do not have access to extracurriculars. ASAP has...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

21 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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Chris Finlay, who manages a real estate company in Washington, D.C., decided to try hiring homeless people to work in his buildings. His goal was to provide a job alongside significantly discounted housing as a benefi...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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11 September 2018

Bida, Niger, Nigeria

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The state of Niger has the most land mass in all of Nigeria, and as a result people are widespread and difficult to reach with important medical information. Polio in children is a serious issue in Niger, but a steady...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

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18 July 2018

Liverpool, England

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Resistance 101 is a game that teaches people about insecticide resistance and educates them about how to choose which insecticides to use in different situations. Educating communities on malaria prevention has proved...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

16 July 2018

Geta, Nepal

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To combat trachoma in Nepal, the W.H.O. has partnered with pharmaceutical companies to provide access to services. In addition to drug donations and affordable services, W.H.O. is building trust by empowering local he...

Daily Nation

Angela Oketch

6 July 2018

Kenya

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The "Bangladesh Regimen"--a shorter drug treatment for tuberculosis--is being implemented in Kenya. A shorter treatment means that patients will be less likely to develop the often serious side effects that can come w...

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