Magic’ fridge to fight food wastage & hunger with dignity

One of the paradoxes of India is the simultaneous existence of plenty and poverty. According to a report by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, every third malnourished child is Indian, yet hundreds of tons of food is wasted across India every day – across homes, events like weddings, parties, and restaurants.… Lire la suite Magic’ fridge to fight food wastage & hunger with dignity

The conservative US state where refugees are being welcomed with open arms

Refugees are not a common sight in out-of-the-way Montana, but Missoula resident Mary Poole and her book club decided to make a change by welcoming fleeing families into their homes Today, Poole runs the small non-profit, which helped persuade the International Rescue Committee to establish a refugee resettlement office here last year. At a time… Lire la suite The conservative US state where refugees are being welcomed with open arms

An app that’s bringing solar power to Yemen

When civil war began in Yemen in 2015, so did the growth of solar power. The crisis took out the already unreliable electric grid and made fuel for generators both scarce and expensive. Solar panels, though also expensive, became a better deal. As people started to turn to solar power, one Yemeni man decided to… Lire la suite An app that’s bringing solar power to Yemen

Minivan library brings literary relief to refugees

For tens of thousands of refugees stuck in Greece for the past two years after European states shut their borders in rapid succession, survival is no longer an issue. Instead, boredom and creeping despair about their future are their new enemies as they wait for months, even years, for their applications to relocate elsewhere in… Lire la suite Minivan library brings literary relief to refugees

How a Visually Impaired Man Helped Employ Over 7,000 Persons With Disabilities

After losing his sight, he came to realise the hardships differently abled people struggle with, especially in an environment characterized by limited resources and opportunities. But Jitender was not resigned to his fate. He got trained to use screen readers (software programs that allow visually impaired users to read text displayed on computer screens with… Lire la suite How a Visually Impaired Man Helped Employ Over 7,000 Persons With Disabilities

The conservative US state where refugees are being welcomed with open arms

Refugees are not a common sight in out-of-the-way Montana, but Missoula resident Mary Poole and her book club decided to make a change by welcoming fleeing families into their homes. After helping a donor unload a box of pots and pans in the reception area, Mary Poole settles in behind her desk in a cramped… Lire la suite The conservative US state where refugees are being welcomed with open arms

Redefining disability, this organisation helps train differently abled People to find employment

 Nabet is a social enterprise that loops in corporates who in turn offer industry subsequent employment to the folks falling under the differently-abled strata How do you define disability? A certain lack that prevents a person from doing ‘normal’ things that every regular person can or a tag that acts as a blockade to every… Lire la suite Redefining disability, this organisation helps train differently abled People to find employment

The project transforming shipping containers into emergency homes for homeless people

  Could shipping containers help to combat homelessness? Social enterprise Help Bristol’s Homeless thinks so. Old shipping containers are being repurposed and converted into temporary housing for homeless people in Bristol. The scheme was dreamt up by those at Bristol-based social enterprise Help Bristol’s Homeless (HBH), who estimate that 150 people sleep rough in the… Lire la suite The project transforming shipping containers into emergency homes for homeless people

This Rwandan factory is revolutionizing how humanitarian aid is done

In 2007, Feike Sijbesma, the CEO of the Dutch vitamin and nutritional-supplement company Royal DSM, attended the World Economic Forum, where he heard in a breakout session with several African leaders that the humanitarian aid that flows into the continent from western countries does as much harm as good. But the argument against aid Sijbesma heard… Lire la suite This Rwandan factory is revolutionizing how humanitarian aid is done

5 ways the Denver public library supports the city’s homeless population

The Denver Public Library over the past year has developped innovative ways to play a role in addressing the needs of a city’s homeless population. The rate of homelessness in Colorado is staggering, and it is unfortunately on the rise. Last year the number of homeless people in the state rose by 13 percent, according… Lire la suite 5 ways the Denver public library supports the city’s homeless population