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Entrepreneurial Spirit Thrives in Canaan, Haiti
Red Cross

Ferdinand Estinord has a track record of thinking outside the box. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake laid devastation to Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, he decided to move his family somewhere new: Canaan—a previously uninhabited stretch of land about an hour’s drive from the capital city.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The Nature Conservancy

Whether using cutting-edge scientific approaches to protect global fisheries, developing new tools to understand healthy soils, studying the impact of climate change on watersheds, collecting carbon data in forests, or producing new research for a more sustainable development, The Conservancy’s women scientists bring forward innovative approaches to conservation.

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The Women Leading This Kenyan Environmental Group Are Thriving Where Men Failed
Global Citizen

When Maridah Khalawa started the Muliru Farmers Conservation Group almost a decade ago, she knew she wanted to find a way for herself and other women living near Kakamega forest in western Kenya to generate an income without exploiting the area’s already strained resources. What she couldn’t have known was that their small community business would grow to help support hundreds of families, win international recognition and prove more successful than many of the men’s groups trying to do something similar.

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In Flint, an Avenue Leading to Safety Photos by Annie O’Neill
Annie O'Neill

For decades, the residents of Flint, Michigan have endured high rates of crime alongside devastating unemployment, depopulation and blight—and recently, a severe water crisis on top of that. But the energy and commitment of neighbors, business people and key anchor institutions are transforming the historic University Avenue corridor.

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$75 Million For Jobs, Homes & Business in Detroit
Sherri Welch

Detroit LISC announced that it will double its investment in the city’s neighborhoods over the next three years to finance affordable homes, businesses and living-wage jobs. An article in Crain’s lays out the details of the plan, which is expected to leverage another $225 million in development, and expand investment into 10 new neighborhoods.

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Bridging the Gap Between Learning and Work
BRIANA MORRIS FILLERS

Together with dozens of community partners, United Way of Southwest Virginia is addressing the problems facing tomorrow’s workforce through initiatives spanning from cradle to career, creating opportunities for youth who are ready to enter and advance in the region’s workforce.

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10 Past Nobel Peace Prize Winners You Should Know
Daniele Selby

The Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work” to facilitate international cooperation, reduce conflict, and promote international peace, will be announced on Oct. 6. Among this year’s favorites to win are Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, and the group of volunteer humanitarian responders in Syria known as The White Helmets, Time reports. In anticipation of Friday’s big reveal, Global Citizen took a retrospective view of past Nobel Peace Prize winners and their accomplishments.

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How one man is connecting Kakuma refugee camp to the rest of the world
MEGAN IACOBINI DE FAZIO

When Innocent fled his native Democratic Republic of the Congo and arrived in the Kakuma refugee camp in 2009, he felt as if he couldn’t have been any further from the rest of the world. “There is no university in Kakuma, but the internet gave us a virtual campus and we were able to further our education,” says Innocent, who was awarded a diploma in liberal arts with a major in business. Inspired by his love of art, Innocent created a website to connect artists in Kakuma to the outside world: “I know so many talented artists, but they used to be desperate because they couldn’t make a living off their art.” Through Innocent’s website, Kakuma’s refugee artists are able to showcase their creations and sell them online, giving them access to a whole world beyond the camp.

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What a Farmers Market Can Do
Jason Margolis

For all their liveliness and colorful abundance, there’s much more to farmers markets than meets the eye. They create access to affordable, fresh, locally-grown food, and provide important public gathering space. They also help restore a crucial link between rural and urban America, promote the health of the environment, and stimulate small business and local economies. Farmers markets create 13 full-time jobs for every $1 million of revenue.

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