A local cooperative helps herders capitalize on a common Mongolian resource: yaks. Workers can spin their soft undercoats into wool as soft as cashmere – and consumers around the world are taking notice.
In northern Chiapas, Mexico, education is optional for girls – at least, that’s what some believe. One high school wants to battle these gender stereotypes and keep girls in class, but their solution isn’t inside the school at all.
Drones have proven so useful in Uganda that the government might use them to deliver blood and medicine to remote areas. But the unmanned aircraft also poses a security risk that officials have yet to address.
Kanyabayonga, an area of DRC known for killings and kidnappings, never needed restaurants because there were never any customers. But a new truck convoy system that ensures safer travel has Kanyabayonga residents turning profits.
Thousands of one-of-a-kind manuscripts written on palmyrah leaves that were lost during Sri Lanka’s civil war, are being recovered. Now, local people are working to digitize them and preserve the history they contain.
In many parts of India, women still struggle against the taboo of their periods and often don’t have the hygiene products they need. Now, female entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands and producing the products themselves.
Rates of deforestation in DRC have spiked, and many environmentalists attribute the rise to demand for charcoal. Now, some women forgo the popular fuel by making their own alternative, saving money – and the forest – in the process.