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The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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12 February 2019

United States

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The lack of technology and app solutions for social problems is beginning to change thanks to the help of a growing group of technology accelerators (also called incubators) aimed at tech companies focused on social i...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

17 December 2018

Tirana, Albania

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Making adults change their habits and viewpoints is hard. Helping children change is easier. That’s the basic principle around which the recent recreational development of Tirana, Albania is based. By making green sp...

Mongabay

Ethan Bien

10 December 2018

Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico

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Tosepan Titataniske, an indigenous cooperative in Mexico's Sierra Norte mountains, emphasizes local control at the heart of solar programs. Over the last four decades, the organization has incorporated 410 community-l...

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Emily Feng

6 December 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, entrepreneurs are overcoming the hurdles of an underdeveloped tech ecosystem to solve problems at the bottom of the pyramid, from health to education to access to money. It’s attracting the attention of in...

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Homa Bash

5 December 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Since launching in October, PCs for People have collected, refurbished, and distributed at an affordable cost to hundreds of people. They have also distributed hot spots to libraries for patrons to check out.

Nigerian Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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28 November 2018

Nigeria

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In a nation that traditionally does not believe or address that adolescents have sex despite overwhelming data, Nigerian web- and mobile-based platforms are expanding access to quality sexual education for youth. Educ...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

27 September 2018

Kenya

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Kenya is launching a program to build more affordable housing by providing infrastructure like water and roads, as well as funding from the World Bank and lower levies on the cost of doing business in order to attract...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

21 September 2018

Washington, D.C., United States

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Chris Finlay, who manages a real estate company in Washington, D.C., decided to try hiring homeless people to work in his buildings. His goal was to provide a job alongside significantly discounted housing as a benefi...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

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18 July 2018

Liverpool, England

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Resistance 101 is a game that teaches people about insecticide resistance and educates them about how to choose which insecticides to use in different situations. Educating communities on malaria prevention has proved...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

16 July 2018

Geta, Nepal

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To combat trachoma in Nepal, the W.H.O. has partnered with pharmaceutical companies to provide access to services. In addition to drug donations and affordable services, W.H.O. is building trust by empowering local he...

Daily Nation

Angela Oketch

6 July 2018

Kenya

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The "Bangladesh Regimen"--a shorter drug treatment for tuberculosis--is being implemented in Kenya. A shorter treatment means that patients will be less likely to develop the often serious side effects that can come w...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

25 June 2018

Fresno, California, United States

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Community foundations have a new way to invest their funds: they can opt to invest in community projects, such as credit unions, as opposed to more traditional financial investments. The Self-Help Federal Credit Union...

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Miranda Hall

18 June 2018

India

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Affordable and flexible child care allows female informal workers to earn more money and frees older children to attend school. One model that works well comes from the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Indi...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

8 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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SHARE, or Self-Help and Recovery Exchange, is a nonprofit organization that “places extremely low-income people into market-rate housing by matching renters two to a bedroom.” The model depends on renters being able t...

Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

26 April 2018

Uganda

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Nearly one million South Sudan refugees have fled to Uganda to seek refuge among a safer setting. With this rapid population growth, however, the environmental impacts have included massive deforestation in areas. Alt...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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21 March 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Expansion of Medicaid in Alaska is helping low-income adults, especially those with mental health issues and addiction, receive the care that they need to remain productive members of society. Being able to see primar...

The Mercury News

Katy Murphy

16 December 2017

Sacramento, California, United States

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Renewable energy has largely been associate with wealthier consumers, but that is changing with a new initiative that will install solar panels for apartment buildings with low-income residents. The hope is that the m...

News Day

Michelle Chifamba

14 December 2017

Zimbabwe

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Family planning is crucial to fighting against poverty. However, many women cannot afford contraceptives. The United Nations Fund for Population Activities is now supporting the Zimbabwe government to provide women wi...

Al Jazeera

Claudia Bellante

3 December 2017

Tijuana, Mexico

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Pregnant women at the US-Mexico border are often living in hard conditions and facing obstetric violence at public hospitals or being pushed into c-sections at private clinics. 'Parteras Fronterizas' offers an alterna...

The Virginian-Pilot

Rodney Muhumuza

3 December 2017

Nwoya, Uganda

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Food security due to land degradation is a growing concern in Uganda, especially in light of the massive influx of South Sudanese refugees streaming into the country and the instability of food donations to support th...

CityLab

Teresa Mathew

1 December 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Bail reform is a difficult process and is largely out of the hands of municipalities. Charitable bail funds can allow individuals who can't afford bail to be free until their trial, in the hopes of changing the bail s...

News Deeply

Wesley Lang’at

27 November 2017

Kipcherere, Baringo County, Kenya

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Environmental degradation and drought have led to conflict, poverty, and severe food insecurity in Kenya’s Baringo county. Hand In Hand International is helping communities rebound by offering training to women in ent...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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13 November 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Food insecurity across the heartland can be improved through the many solutions and advice provided in this article. Community gardens, cooking demonstrations, food pantries and food delivery are just a few examples.

News Deeply

Sally Nyakanyanga

9 November 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Young women and girls in Africa face difficult stigmas when menstruating, as well as prohibitive costs to hygiene items and other resources, leading many of them to miss critical days at school and otherwise be left ...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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9 November 2017

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Food insecurity, obesity, and poor nutrition are all currently major challenges facing many US communities, particularly in the Midwest. SNAP-Ed is helping to tackle all of those issues through a program that teaches ...

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