The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman and the Banker

An American investment banker was taking a much-needed vacation in a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. The boat had several large, fresh fish in […]

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FGM, Female circumcision – #tribe #genderequality #womensrights #promiscuity #early marriage #human rights

WARNING :- GRAPHIC CONTENT WHICH SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTURBING Sylvia was 9 when her parents wanted to marry her off to a 49 year old man from her village. […]

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Sanergy Eco-toilets #composting #biogas #entrepreneurship #slums #development

http://saner.gy/ The finances and starting point They cost $600 for one, for two a combined total of $1,000 and whilst this may seem expensive to someone in a developing country, […]

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African Albinism – #witchcraft #Albinos #Kenya #Tanzania #murder

The attitudes towards albinism are well documented, but the formalities surrounding people who have albinism and the risks they face is still something that, particularly in eastern Africa and Tanzania […]

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The strength of a #refugee! #eritrea #africa #asylum the long run to freedom!

I often found myself back home watching the news, absorbing information, and, due to being unable to relate to it, or it not affecting my ‘here and now’, unable to […]

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Photo updates! #kibbutzim #breakingthesilence #westbank and #bedouins in #israel

Photos of Ortal Kibbutzim in the northern Golan Heights of Israel https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.543744835677648.1073741829.470577246327741&type=3 Photos of Breaking the silence tour in Hebbron https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.553704081348390.1073741831.470577246327741&type=3 Photos of the Bedouin situation in Israel https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.556246064427525.1073741833.470577246327741&type=3 Photos […]

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Orphanages the light at the end of the tunnel? An Indian solution from the depths of poverty.

I’ve been told by a few people that the only thing that’s missing with my blog is videos, pictures and improved spelling and punctuation. I will endeavour to improve on […]

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Sustainable rural #development through livelihood practices. SROI..

SROI – Social return on Investment It is a lot easier to gauge the social impact an investment is making in rural areas of a developing world country. Agricultural development […]

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Water in Kolkata #india – how it works.. or doesn’t..

I recently met with a guy called Aaron, he’s been in Kolkata for 15 months or so and works for a water company Splash! http://splash.org/ Splash’s purpose is “To change […]

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