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Watch Arab Men Talk About an Unspeakable Taboo: Mom’s Name

Though moms are beloved everywhere, there’s a new effort under way to help them be more visible in Egypt and beyond.

See How Old Bicycle Parts Are Powering a Green Economy

Maya Pedal creates carbon-free technology to do labor-intensive work.

Go Inside One of Africa’s Largest Refugee Camps

A behind-the-scenes look at how aid workers are supporting thousands of people fleeing from Kenya’s neighboring countries.

The Road to More Money in Uganda? Owning a Motorcycle

One local business in the capital is doubling profits for taxi bike drivers with its lease-to-own program.

Believe It or Not, 640 Million People Could Be out of Poverty by 2030

A global movement launched today urges action on key issues that could drastically change things for the better.

Move Over, Oil: Animal Blood Is Catching On as an Alternative Fuel

Biogas from a slaughterhouse in Kenya can provide an entire community with green energy.

Meet the Midwife Who’s Delivered 12,000 Babies—Since She Was 12

See Madam Bwa in action in an exclusive clip from the documentary ‘Sister.’

Water From Human Waste? Bill Gates Says, 'Bottoms Up!'

One machine takes human feces and turns it into clean drinking water and electricity.

Poaching Could Cause These Animals to Become Extinct In the Next Decade

Elites in China and the U.S. see parts of these gentle giants as a status symbol.

How Restoring the Environment Can Help End Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya

The controversial practice is banned in the East African country, but women in remote areas are still forced to follow the custom.

What Climate Change and Energy Access Have in Common

Only 24 percent of sub-Saharan Africa has access to energy. One research group wants to change that by way of innovative carbon-free options.

How Recycling Programs Fuel the Economy in Developing Countries

The environmentally friendly practice is a big job creator in Bangalore, India.

What Do Africans Really Need? $600 Smoothie Machines—Duh

Two comedians are blending out poverty, one wild berry–mango smoothie at a time.

Three Genius Gadgets Improving Lives in Poor Countries

TakePart World producer Alex Stapleton gives the 'TPL' hosts a show-and-tell of affordable products that make a big difference.

How Men Can Break the Cycle of Poverty in Kenya

One hospital is asking husbands to play a bigger role in family planning.

How to Help Urban Refugees: Teach Them English, Soccer, and Facebook

As many as 100,000 displaced people battle poverty in Kampala, Uganda.

In This Country, Being Gay Makes You an Exile

With homosexuality illegal in 38 African countries, life remains dangerous for gay refugees seeking safety in Kenya.

No Sex for Fish: Empowering Women to Stand Up to the Fishers Exploiting Them [UPDATED]

In Kenya, fishers are demanding sex in exchange for food—but a new initiative is working to empower women to be their own bosses.

How Empowering Women Boosts the Economy in Rwanda (and Everywhere Else)

Women gaining legal title to land has led to an agricultural boom.

How to Make Bangladeshi Garment Factories Safe

Promises for safer factory practices have not been kept in the South Asian country.
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