By Danielle Aumord: “It had been a long day. We were all tired and eager to get back to the comfort of our hotel in Jinja (Uganda). And then it happened,” explains 33-year-old Joe Koenig, as he outlines how the not-for-profit organisation, ‘Three Avocados’, that he started, came into being. They sell coffee with 100% […]
Figen Gunes talks to Edwin Broni-Mensah, who has created a genius social enterprise helping folk from the UK to Africa
Getting troubled youngsters into the great outdoors can do wonders for their behaviour, finds Jenny McBain. // The environmental factors negatively impacting on teenagers are well documented. But what happens when those who may be young and disaffected are transplanted from concrete surroundings and constant digital hook-up to a wild setting? Jennie Martin is founder […]
Well Grounded are a three-year-old social enterprise helping Congo Basin villagers to understand and assert their rights using the law, as well as supporting them to improve forest governance, discovers Danielle Aumord. // This area includes the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Republic of Congo, Cameroon and the Central African Republic. The basin plays […]
Volunteers at NGO the MyShelter Foundation fill the discarded containers with a solution of water and bleach. In five minutes, they use a hammer, rivet, sandpaper, epoxy and metal sheets to fit one of these into a hole in a corrugated iron roof. The result is a bulb which diffuses 55W of sunlight. This is […]
This curious, cushion like device, the Wonderbag, can reduce a family’s fuel usage by 30 per cent, saving money and reducing carbon emissions. Initially designed for use in developing countries, it is now on its way to the UK.