Category Archives: Africa

Facts & Figs | On poverty alleviation ~ because they speak louder than words.

When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. She’ll be 3 times less likely to get HIV/AIDS, earn 25% more income and have a smaller, healthier family. ~ Ann Cotton, CAMFED Founder, organization that empowers African women through education … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day | On grassroots innovation in poverty alleviation

A simple bicycle, even a wooden one can help break the poverty trap. Many Africans spend up to 4 hrs each day walking and 1/4 of their income on transport. ~ Project Rwanda Cargo Bikes

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Alleviating poverty through the humble bicycle

By Dian Hasan | October 6, 2010 Conceptual design is one thing, but conceptual implementation is another. In a world filled with high-end concept bikes, it’s nice to see someone designing an implementation method to help countries in need. WorldBike … Continue reading

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Coke’s work to reduce child mortality in Africa

By Dian Hasan | October 6, 2010 You can buy a Coca-Cola virtually anywhere in developing countries but in these same places 1 in 5 children die before their 5th birthday from simple, preventable causes like dehydration from diarrhoea. ~ … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day | On alleviating poverty through transportation solutions

By Dian Hasan | October 6, 2010 Over a billion people worldwide lack adequate access to transport. Most live in rural areas cut off from markets, clinics and schools. ~ World Bike The most common way to get from point … Continue reading

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Elephants displaying feeling of mourning over the loss of fellow elephant

By Dian Hasan | October 5, 2009 We have always believed that animals have feelings too, if man’s best friend is any indication. As for the other member of the animal kingdom, the following footage provides further proof that we … Continue reading

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Luxury With Heart: Rwanda’s Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Today, searching the world far and wide for hotel and travel companies with a green heart, that practice Responsible Tourism, is not a tall order. Organizations that operate on the premise of extending as much hospitality to the guests as … Continue reading

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