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We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy...

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

Jessica Prois

Global Movement Against Child Marriage Grows Stronger

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact

Marcia Almeida was a child bride at the age of 16 in Mozambique, where more than half of all girls marry before they are 18. MAPUTO, Mozambique ...

Heroes Among Us: Walking Every Day to Fight HIV

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

As we mark continued progress in reaching an AIDS-free generation, I want to introduce you to Guilhermina Marcos. She is among nearly 200 lay counselors, who go door-to- door, bringing HIV testing and counseling services to Mozambicans where they live.

2 Girls Who Want to Fight Malaria With Code

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

"Connect the Dots" is an electronic reporting-tool that enables near real-time monitoring of essential stocks and data on certain notifiable or outbreak diseases, starting with Malaria initiative.

Jessica Prois

Males Circumcised To Reduce HIV Risk In Mozambique Shift Gender Norms Surrounding Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

MANHICA, Mozambique -- A group of boys and teens queued up outside a registration tent at a male circumcision clinic last week, looking almost as if t...

Pick Your Poison

Clare Richardson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Clare Richardson

Combating malaria is a tricky tradeoff in Mozambique. The mosquito-born illness is the leading killer of children, and the CDC-supported ministry of health is aiming to change that with a door-to-door campaign to spray the insides of homes with repellant.

In Southern Malawi, Reaping The Benefits Of Investing In Adolescent Girls

UN Women | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Mercy's parents are farmers who struggle to make ends meet. The eldest of six siblings, Mercy often went to bed hungry because the youngest had to eat first. She began the relationship hoping to ease the financial strains on her family. But instead, Mercy became pregnant.

Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that.

Mozambican Peasants vs. the Great African Land Grab

Salena Tramel | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

Under the surface, investments all too often uproot lives and livelihoods for those who depend on small-scale farming, fishing and pastoralism -- more than 70 percent of the population in the case of Mozambique.

Beauty and Blood

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I had read the reports and seen the PowerPoints. And now I have seen the faces. The faces of the on-the-ground experts as they rush into the vast woodlands of the Niassa National Reserve with intelligence on criminals who have slaughtered an elephant with an AK-47. The faces are fearless.

Go Solar in Africa

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

On June 1, 2014, at Ycenter, we saw six projects developed by university students in 48 hours, each of them with a potential to solve problems for communities in Africa and impact millions of lives.

3 Things I Learned as a Shop Girl in Southampton NY That I Brought to My Work in Mozambique

Michael Seo | Posted 09.29.2014 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Two-thirds into the summer season and time zones removed from Mozambique, I began to embrace the reality that stakeholders are clients are one and the same.

U.S.-Africa Summit: President Obama Should Dis-Invite Uganda Dictator Gen. Museveni

Milton Allimadi | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

The August Summit is an excellent moment in history to change the narrative of U.S. engagement with Africa. But the presence of some notorious ones distracts from this major event.

Mozambique's Coconut Graveyards

Crystal Wells | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.

One Boy's Dream to be a Soccer Star

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

With the World Cup kicking off this month, I'm reminded of the powerful stories of children who have gained from playing sports. Children like Tiago.

Mozambique's Criminal Code Fails Survivors

Elizabeth Bernstein | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Bernstein

I was sexually assaulted in Mozambique in 1997. While my attacker got it away with it then -- I had hoped that things had since improved.

Stop Studying, Start Learning

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

I spent six years in college to study engineering, fours years in India and two years in United States of America. The result that I came out with is ...

On Earth Day, Look to Women for Innovation and Impact

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Here in the Gender Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, we are excited by gender-based proposals to address climate change. Why gender-based? Because women have too often been left out of high-level decision-making on environmental threats and opportunities.

Start at the Last Mile to Overcome Barriers to Healthcare Delivery

Allen Wilcox | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Allen Wilcox

Huge progress has been made towards this goal of global equity, yet the health systems in many of the poorest countries remain incapable of handling the increases in throughput required to deliver these vaccines, especially to remote communities.

Back to the Future: Africa's Mobile Revolution Should Inspire Rural Energy Solutions

Darius Mans | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Darius Mans

Access to power is a principal bottleneck to growth in Africa. Six hundred million Africans lack access to a power grid.

Thinking Inside the Box

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

He is running this business out of a shipping/freight container installed in the heart of city. Lets find out the dynamics of this story through a web interview that I had with Miguel.

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

15 Amazing Beaches to Warm Your Soul on a Snowy Day

minube | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
minube

With much of the continental United States experiencing record cold and snow, we thought we'd do our part by compiling these 15 amazing beaches so you can keep warm on the inside, if not the outside.

A Fight for Recognition: The LGBT Community's Battle in Mozambique

Mathew Lasky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathew Lasky

As gay Americans make headlines fighting for their marital rights, in Mozambique, and many other countries in Africa, the battle looks different and is much quieter.