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Stopping Kony, or stopping video activism?

An anthology of the reactions to the Stop Kony 2012 video

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Is Mulitani the happiest mother in Malawi? 
Read her story and find out why at https://charitywater.exposure.co/mulitani 
Photo: @estherhavens 44-year-old Thauzeni Theka is a member of a small-scale irrigation group that's been supported by Self Help Africa in Mkhonde village, Malawi.

He's been growing tomatoes and cabbage since 2010, and has used the money he has earned to buy two bicycles (inset), four goats, and new tin sheets to re-roof his house. 
Thauzeni says he is also sending all of his kids to school with the money he is earning on the project. 
#Malawi #agriculture #tomatoes Vanilla from the DRC.

Indonesia and Madagascar are the world's largest producers. But farmers in Eastern Congo are now also exporting it.

Vanilla is the second most expensive spice after saffron, because growing the vanilla seed pods is labour-intensive. Six kilos of the green pods, for which the farmers receive some €44, results in about 1 kilo of brown pods which, once milled, packed and shipped, sells for some €75 per kilo to companies that use the spice.

Photo: workers processing the vanilla pod harvest.

#vanilla #congo #drc #africa #worldsbestnews #trade #spices In #Somalia, school meals are helping more girls continue in school, including these at the Abdirahman Godyare primary #school.

Girls have often been expected to stay home and help with chores, but the daily meals encourage families to continue sending them to class. (Photo: WFP/Laila Ali, 21 October 2013) Bike riders in the campaign against Ebola.

Commercial motorbike riders have started an intensive face-to-face awareness raising campaign that seeks to reach between 150,000 and 200,000 people over a two month period in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 
Read more at http://www.sl.undp.org/content/sierraleone/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/09/08/undp-engages-bike-riders-and-vulnerable-groups-on-ebola/

#sierraleone #africa #ebola #motorbikes #awareness #UNDP #Dublin #Cork #ireland #worldsbestnews #positiveireland #getready "Mozambikes" fights poverty through BIKES and affordable transport.

50% of Mozambicans live below the poverty line. For them, going to school, work or the market means walking great distances. 
To make good bicycles available to poor people, and to help combat congestion in Mozambique’s major cities, the people behind Mozambikes started producing sturdy, green bicycles. 
Read more at http://www.mozambikes.com/en/benefits 
#mocambique #manufacturing #upliftingnews #worldsbestnews #cycling #benefits #poverty #transport #health #education #globaldev #commute Do you want to catch up with some of the many stories we have published on The World's Best News?

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Also, you can always do a search for #worldsbestnews In Chile, fog is promising a bright future.

In the Atacama desert and Chile's dry northern areas, scientists are working to reduce the costs of "fog catching" technology.

Fog catchers, fine mesh nets erected on foggy hillsides, capture tiny droplets of water, which can then be stored in tanks and used for drinking water and irrigation.

Read more at: http://www.scidev.net/global/water/feature/fog-catchers-dream-big-to-boost-water-security.html

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#upliftingnews Haiti has been struggling with deforestation ever since decolonisation. But the country's reliance on charcoal as cooking fuel is further deteriorating the situation.

In response to this situation, the UN's World Food Programme has begun a project aimed at reducing the charcoal used in the country's 115,200 elementary schools. Everyday, more than a million children in the country receive a hot nutritious meal at school, and by providing schools with cooking stoves fuelled by briquettes made of recycled paper and cardboard, the programme hopes to show the potential of alternative fuels.

Read more at http://home.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/liaison_offices/wfp254238.pdf

#Haiti #fuel #forest #deforestation #uplifting #upliftingnews #positive #worldsbestnews #sustainable #school #education #UN #WFP

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