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In South Africa’s Poor Townships, Social Entrepreneurs Are Creating A Food Delivery Service

Lakheni is a service that could serve as a low-cost replacement for brick-and-mortar stores.<p>People who live a long way from grocery stores pay more for food because they have to travel there and back, which costs money, and they waste more time doing it. That’s why two social entrepreneurs from …

eCommerce

Relation of Prenatal Methylmercury Exposure from Environmental Sources to Childhood IQ

Author Affiliations open 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA; …

Prenatal Development

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30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014

There has never been a more inspired generation of young Africans. These builders, innovators and risk takers are fervent in their resolve to transform the continent. They are solving critical socio-economic problems, exporting African culture to the world, creating job opportunities for Africans, …

The Digi-Truck has arrived at the Tuleeni Orphanage, Tanzania > Close The Gap

5 August 2015: The first Digi-Truck built locally in partnership with Greenlink, a solar power company, and sponsored by Close the Gap’s strategic …

Helping Angola's Youth: From Schooling To Skimboarding To Hair Advice

"Sometimes, when you live in an underprivileged area, you limit yourself to what you think you can be, to what you think you can achieve. But you can always have a dream."<p>That's the philosophy of Angela Helena Carvalho de Sa, a 23-year-old who spends as much time as she can helping others achieve …

Extreme Sports

How Tanzania is mapping its renewable energy future

Tanzania is mapping its potential to generate energy from renewable sources as part of an effort to bridge the East African nation’s electricity …

The Kenyan government is setting up 'water ATMs'

These water vending machines, known locally as water ATMs, allow people to fill containers with water for a subsidized price, paid for with pre-paid smart cards. With a simple swipe, you can fetch water for as little as half a Kenyan shilling (half a US cent) per 5 gallons of water.<p>"We have come up …

ATMs