Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
As Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti in late August, all eyes were watching to see whether the country would be overwhelmed by the latest storm.
A sustainable water treatment system developed by AguaClara is delivering cheap drinking water to communities in Honduras using a power source far cheaper and more abundant than electricity: gravity.
As battles over land rights increase and intensify, development stalls.
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Bringing one life into the world shouldn't mean sacrificing another. While the developing world scrambles to secure funding for midwifery services, there's a cheap, short-term solution: birth kits.
Over one billion people live on less than one dollar a day, according to the U.N. But what can you actually buy with a dollar?
For developing countries, war is rarely "good for business." War can destroy what few possessions and opportunities the poor have, trapping them in an endless cycle of violence and economic misery.
Chances are you're pretty familiar with microfinance. But have you ever heard of microconsignment? Microconsignment is similar to microfinance in a lot of ways, but with a unique twist.
Heather Fleming has been named one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders for 2010.
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In most progressive political circles, Wal-Mart is more reviled than revered.
According to Unicef estimates, one in six children (158 million) aged 5-14 are engaged in child labor. These kids aren't working at the local shopping center.
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