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According to New Science, Pollutants May Be Able to Solve Sanitation
Global Citizen

This year’s Stockholm Water Prize Laureates, Professors Bruce Rittman and Mark van Loosdrecht, have studied and invented new ways of working with microbes to improve the conversion of sewage into resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. This research shows that pollutants could potentially be…

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Charity Awarded $2 Million For Bringing Clean Water to Kenya
Reuters

According to Water.org, about two-fifths of Kenya’s 46 million people rely on unclean water sources. The Kenyan charity Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) has been the recipient of this year’s $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. SHOFCO provides clean water, sanitation, and health services to…

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5 Female Entrepreneurs Advance Sustainable Development Goals
Catherine Benson Wahlen

The UN Foundation and several other partners announced the five winners of the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge. The inaugural competition recognizes female entrepreneurs from each of the five UN regions for their efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals. The winners are working to…

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6 Young Photographers Change the Way the World Sees Africa
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With over 1 billion monthly users, Instagram continues to change the way people take and share photos. These six featured Instagram accounts share real stories, challenge stereotypes, and are changing the way the world sees Africa. Social media continually empowers people to capture their everyday…

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How Drones are Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
UN Foundation

The United Nations is actively exploring the uses of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) around the world as means of recreation, government strategy, and global development. This type of technology is being implemented into many innovative programs including delivering vaccines, humanitarian aid, mapping and…

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This Custom-Built Mobile Payment System Helps Tea Farmers in Kenya
Global Citizen

In Kenya, the tea industry is a key economic driver that provides a living for over 300 million people. The Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) provides comprehensive services for over 600,000 small tea farmers in Kenya and partnered with Citi to develop a custom-built platform to…

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How This Microfinance Program Gives the Gift of Education
Water.org

Reductions in time spent collecting water have been found to increase school attendance. Water.org believes in its mission that the power of water has the ability to transform lives. Each day, more families in communities around the world are getting access to finances needed through…

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This Non-Profit 3D Prints Homes to Create Sustainable Communities
United Nations Foundation

Alexandria Lafci has launched a non-profit called New Story, which helps to transform slums into sustainable communities by harnessing the power of 3D-printing technology. The organization can “print” a new, 600-square foot home for under $4,000. The United Nations Foundation’s Chief Communications Officer Rajesh Mirchandani…

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Alleviating the Water Crisis in Peru Makes Way for Education
Water.org

In Lima, Peru, 3 million people lack access to safe water. A local, Rosalina, spent her childhood walking miles to a local community well each morning to collect water for her family. Today, Rosalina uses a small, affordable loan to connect her property to a…

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