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But Aren't Those Kids Broken? Poverty Porn vs. Reality

Bekka Ross Russell | Posted 03.31.2016 | Impact
Bekka Ross Russell

When I decided to spend most of a year living and volunteering in Tanzania, I said early on that I didn't want to do orphanage work. I love kids, always have, and for exactly that reason, I thought it would be too sad to be around traumatized, orphaned children. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Tanzania Can't Stop Child Labor Without Fixing Its School System

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Children are particularly vulnerable to being forced into labor, trafficked from rural areas to cities and then trafficked again within cities. They can't communicate assertively and are physically powerless next to most adults.

Building Bridges: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven recent grantees who are founding projects that help transition communities and individuals to be resourceful and creative in achieving a more optimistic future.

Endangered Destinations To Visit Before They Vanish

Travelzoo | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Travelzoo

Credit: Shutterstock After a recent trip to Stonehenge, I shared photos with my parents and they paid special attention to the arching pedestrian w...

Who will be the Amazon, Netflix of East Africa?

Justin Guay | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored by William Brent, Power for All. When it comes to the bleeding edge of global energy innovation East Africa is ground zero. In just the ...

How WeFarm Connects Small Farmers Without the Internet

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

There are about 500 million small-scale farmers on Earth, and most of them live on less than $1 a day. That's half a billion people laboring below th...

Jaws, Section III -- More Toothy Customers, From Lions to Tasmanian Devils: Animal Planet On the Looney Front, Part 12

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.03.2017 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Laughing hyenas really do sound as if they're laughing, the sort of maniacal screeches you get at an executive meeting of your favorite company or organization.

Small and Growing Businesses: Unique as the Stripes on a Zebra

Andy Bryant | Posted 02.11.2017 | Impact
Andy Bryant

As a business advisor for the past five years, I've seen the potential of small businesses to transform communities and bring life-changing products and services to the people of Tanzania.

Tanzania is still Failing to Protect its Children who Live with Albinism

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.01.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Simon Ngalomba, University of Dar es Salaam There is no doubt that educational access worldwide has improved in the past two decades. This has been d...

What Would Magufuli Do: How Tanzania's President is Fighting Corruption

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.10.2017 | World
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

Since being sworn in as Tanzania's president on November 5, John Magufuli has been cracking down on corruption and wasteful spending, which are proble...

When Your Fate Is Decided by the Results of One Exam

Andy Bryant | Posted 01.06.2017 | Impact
Andy Bryant

Our organization, Jifundishe, has been supporting girls with opportunities of attending secondary school for eight years. We help bright, vulnerable girls living in poverty to have that chance, which also provides a chance for that family lifting itself out of the cycle of poverty.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

A Life Changing Day on the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Cathy Merrifield | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Cathy Merrifield

Darkness brings out fears in many of us. Hiking to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro through the night brought out my fears, and made the challenge even harder. Just hiking to the highest point in Africa is not an easy feat. Add lack of sleep, cold and darkness, and I was doubtful I could make it!

Where 7 Travel Pros Want to Go in 2016

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The hardest part of planning a trip (other than finding the time) is deciding where in this wide, wonderful world to go. So I called on a few of my travel writer and photographer friends to inspire me for 2016. Herein, their personal destination picks for the new year.

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Monkey Business Around the World: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.27.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Monkeys are the most widely scattered primates around the world after humans, and they never cease to delight with their antics - as opposed to humans.

Social Marketing Contributes 20% of All Contraception in Developing Countries

David J. Olson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
David J. Olson

A DKT Indonesia midwife counsels a client in her clinic in Jember, East Java. In 2014, this network of nearly 5,000 midwife clinics helped DKT Indones...

This App Is Changing The Way Tanzania Reads The News

Quartz | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media

Tanzanians, like other Africans on the continent, are doing almost everything via their phones these days—from paying bills, depositing and transfer...

Christmas Card Ban For Government Officials In Tanzania

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 11.27.2015 | Weird News

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this y...

Thanksgiving: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.21.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

From Shari Jones' project to bring vegan nutrition education to South Central LA, to Terrance Ransom's Oakland, CA-based project to help kids heal from grief and loss through video games, this week we are proud to support another crop of seeds of change in our world.

How Africa Is Hacking Its Energy Crisis

Laura Ling | Posted 11.17.2016 | World
Laura Ling

With greater investment in alternative energy innovation, strong political will within Africa and outside its borders, and an end to endemic corruption, Africa could become a leader in sustainability, lighting the way for all of us.

The Maasai

College Tourist | Posted 11.08.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Have you ever dreamt of embarking on a journey to the most remote and mysterious corners of the world? About visiting a place where you can enjoy unspoiled wilderness and meet a real warrior?

Little Bird Dentist Makes A Special House Call For Giraffe In Tanzania

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.09.2015 | Good News

This doctor is so fly. A wildlife photographer spotted a red-billed oxpecker picking food out of a giraffe’s teeth, and caught the incredible (and ...

More Than 100,000 Burundians Take Refuge in Tanzania

Barbara Borst | Posted 10.14.2016 | World
Barbara Borst

More than 100,000 Burundians fleeing renewed political violence in their country have poured into neighboring Tanzania since April. They knew they would be safe here; many had sought refuge in this country before. But there was no convenient place to put them.

Longtime Refugees Grateful for Citizenship in Tanzania

Barbara Borst | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Barbara Borst

Freedom. Happiness. Gratitude. These are words that people here use over and over to describe how they feel about becoming Tanzanian citizens after more than 40 years as refugees from Burundi.