domingo, outubro 28, 2007

The world challenge

I was watching BBC and I thought it would be nice to share this link with everyone. It's about a prize given to people or institutions that are helping poor people and communities around the world. It's amazing to see how the simplest of ideas can make a huge difference!
The show today was about a group of people in Mexico city that made fancy purses out of garbage and the income was helping women and their family, but most importantly it was helping maintaining a school for the poor community; and about the fact that many girls in Uganda skip school when they have their menstruation, as families don't have money for the sanitary pads or even knickers! So this professor came up with the idea of creating pads out of papyrus, with the help with women in the communities (including refugees in Uganda), which, in turn, get some money.

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