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Money Does Grow on Trees in One Peruvian Town

How Forestry Has Transformed a Small Farm Town in Peru The Andes Mountains, the largest mountain range in the world, are home to 32% of Peru’s population, many of which…

Panama: Dam Promises or Dam Lies?

With massive infrastructure projects such as the Panama City Metro and the Panama Canal expansion underway, Panama is on the brink of exceeding its national electricity capacity. There is little…

Panama: The Indigenous Activists Who Paralyzed a Nation

by Nick Swyter In February 2012, members of Panama’s largest indigenous group, the Ngäbe-Buglé, blocked the country’s main roadway to protest mining and hydroelectric projects they say won’t benefit their…

Brazil’s Noted Bolsa Familia Questioned

The primary health center pharmacy which is supposed to provide free medicines. It has a long list of basic medicines that are not available stuck to the wall next to…

Conversations with Unreasonable Fellows: Luis Duarte of YoReciclo

In this series we check in on Unreasonable Institute graduates. The Institute puts 25 entrepreneurs through an intense training and mentoring program to speed the development of their social enterprise….

Sports to Share: an interview with Dina Buchbinder

Large-scale global initiatives can be challenging to interpret on a local level, especially when they involve goals for children and education. Deport-es para Compartir seeks to render the UN Millennium…

Ethical Economics in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Journey of Action is filming Gen Y changemakers around the world. We catch up with them in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to visit the for-profit social enterprise Tegu, a premiere wooden block maker whose innovative business model takes a three-pronged attack to social problems in Honduras.

Xóchitl Castañeda on helping farm workers (who grow our food) stay healthy themselves

We often think of agricultural workers as healthy, physically active and surrounded by produce, but obesity and diabetes are at epidemic levels in many farm-worker communities. Researchers at the University…

The importance of reaching out: Cindy Cooper of Speak Shop

In this series social entrepreneurs discuss the importance of sharing their big idea and reaching out to others. From  making business partners out of strangers to saving flooded headquarters, our contacts and future contacts…

World Water Day: Wello on developing solutions in the water crisis

Over one billion people around the globe don’t have access to clean running water. There are no faucets; water must be carried into the home in arms, and on heads,…