One starkly unique thing I realized about Sanga and his vision is his outlook on success. Eco-Fuel Africa is very much a company, but ask Sanga about monetary profits and you get a cool and calm assurance that the company makes money, but success isn't necessarily defined by it.
This month on the 4th the Department of State's Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele Bond issued a statement on the occasion of National A...
If you're living on the edge of famine, you may not be able to afford a squash pot, or even seeds. But when you're an American elitist, eager to reject the idea that a vitamin-fortified crop could rescue children from the tragic effects of malnutrition, you go to the edge of reason and fall off.
In the past year, The Pollination Project launched a grant-making hub in Uganda and Kenya. Our team identified promising social change efforts worthy of start-up investments. Here are the seeds of change that they planted in East Africa in the past few weeks!
From 1971-1979, Uganda was under the control of the mercurial Idi Amin, one of the most brutal military dictators ever to rule in Africa. Towards the end of 1973 it became clear that the United States could no longer maintain its embassy in Kampala and would have to shut it down.
The birth of a child is a time of celebration; families are excited about the newest edition to their family. Sadly, this is not the case if you are a disabled child born in Uganda.
In Summer, 2015, one of The Pollination Project's East Africa Team Members, Fraide "Fremma" Emmanuel, visited over 20 of our grantee projects across U...
I think that in a male-dominated society, the pressure of being a masculine man is even greater. This makes men feel insecure and frightened, sometimes of their own sexuality. I have a hard time seeing anything changing to the better in Uganda before the male role changes.
When I teamed up with community members, health workers and District leaders to conduct an assessment of the nine health centers in Lira, Uganda we found out that none of them had running water.
Throughout history there have always been dishonest people. It will always be so. As our numbers increase to more than 7 billion people on our planet, we have to find ways to do better.
This week, The Pollination Project honors projects that dive deep into the heart of a problem and provide the inner and outer tools to address it. Our...
There is only one road out of Africa, only one road to successful development--meaningful partnership. When I stepped off my rapidly moving machine, I was only then able to see real development take place. Alone we may go fast, but humbly and collectively, we will go far.
This week, The Pollination Project funded several projects that are seeding local solutions to generational poverty in Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon and In...
I'd spent the past couple days gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This afternoon, I decided to go wandering around Kanungu instead. I walked down through a valley, and across the Munyanga River towards the forest.
During a respite from a recent international development conference in Mbale, Uganda I had a glimpse of a Jewish story that sounded like a Michael Chabon "What if" plot.
I've had the fortune of meeting a number of ambitious and persistent social entrepreneurs along the way. In this story series, you will hear from some of these indomitable leaders.