the secret life of bees august essay We’ve collected inspiring stories of South African and African entrepreneurs from all walks of life who have taken matters into their own hands and developed innovative and effective solutions to community problems. From promoting education and sanitation to women’s health, these individuals are making a difference in their communities: will you be next?

Kinkajou Portable Library

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see url THE PROBLEM: One in five adults worldwide do not know how to read and its mostly common in Africa, up to 75% of the population of people are unable to read. A major delay in learning how to read and write is the unavailability of electricity at night-time in rural...

Hippo Water Roller

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THE PROBLEM: In many communities lacking access to water, women and children are tasking with walking long distances to collect water from wells. Many walk over 6 km a day with heavy buckets on their head. In fact, women worldwide spend over 200 million hours on this...

SavvyLoo

THE PROBLEM: Sanitation issues in rural areas are often a result of a scarcity of water, disease, and environmental limitations. Additionally, there are over 2 million households lacking access to proper sanitation access in South Africa.   THE CHALLENGE: Affordable...

Winsenga

THE PROBLEM: According to the United Nations, “a woman dies from complications in child birth every minute” and “eight million babies die before or during delivery or in the the first week of life.” Many of these deaths could be prevented with access to trained...

FouFouMix Machine

THE PROBLEM: FouFou, a popular West African dish, requires the pounding of yams, often by mortar and pestle. Preparation duties often fall upon women, limiting their productive output for the day and resulting in wear on the body.   THE CHALLENGE: How can the dish be...

The Street Store

THE PROBLEM: South Africa is a country of very visible inequality. Many want to help the homeless individuals, but aren’t sure how to go about doing so effectively. For the homeless, begging is a degrading and dehumanizing act, but often their only means of obtaining...