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Susanne Wilson of Water to Thrive Partners with Local NGOs to Make Clean Water Accessible in Africa

In Africa, Publisher Channel, Water and Sanitation by Mary Kurek

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Goal #6 is all about Clean Water and Sanitation. Susanne Wilson is the Executive Director of Water to Thrive whose mission is just that – to bring clean water and the facilities to distribute the water to those areas of Africa in most need. Susanne Wilson started her trek toward this type of impact …

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Lumbie Mlambo on a Quest to Finish Her Father’s Work Found and Established Her Own Impact

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Lumbie Mlambo of Texas traveled back to Africa after her father’s passing to finish the philanthropic work that he started. The problem is that it (the work) wasn’t where she thought and, as it turned out, the work wasn’t something the locals wanted. They wanted clean water and pretty much told her if she didn’t have water to give them, …

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Adopting to New Models – Container Based Sanitation From Sanivation Kenya

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By Jane Wambui Mugo Rapid urbanization in the developing countries leaves very little time and space for proper infrastructure and settlement planning. This is because rural-to-urban migration in the past few years that has been fueled by search of employment and opportunities in urban centers. In the case of Naivasha, almost 400,000 people inhabit the municipality about 90 km North …

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Sustainable Community Project: A Zero Waste Motive

In Africa, Climate, Features 19 by Mary Kurek4 Comments

By Joshua Amponsem Our concern over waste, our wish to encourage recycling, and our worries about pollution conceptualized the theme “A Zero Waste Motive” Africa is facing a growing waste management crisis. While the volumes of waste generated are relatively small, compared to developed regions, the mismanagement of waste in Africa is already affecting human and environmental health. Waste is, …

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Youth Empowerment to Drive Social Change: Youth Initiative for Africa Development

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By Abdul-Rahman Abdullai The desire to positively impact the life of the average African youth as well as the need to drive development through the modern-day youth were the key principles that guided me to form the Youth Initiative for Africa Development (YIFAD) a non-governmental organization in Ghana whilst at undergraduate studies in the University of Ghana, Legon. YIFAD was …