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TakePart World
TakePart World is a news and information hub aimed at changing how Americans think about the developing world, debunking the myth that poor countries are doomed to stay poor and shining a light on the people, ideas, and innovations that are generating historic changes.

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Masai Women Are Leading a Solar Revolution With Help From Their Donkeys

Masai Women Are Leading a Solar Revolution With Help From Their Donkeys

  Just two years ago, the villagers of Magadi, Kenya, had to light fires at night or burn expensive kerosene so their children could read and do their schoolwork—that is, when they weren’t tasked with guarding the village livestock from leopards and hyenas making their stealthy attacks in the dark. Energy poverty......
Breakfast Club and Fast Times at Ridgemont High meet Zimbabwe

Breakfast Club and Fast Times at Ridgemont High meet Zimbabwe

Tatenda Mbudzi is tired of the way the media portrays Africa and minority actors—and he’s not alone. A new video series on YouTube, Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color, boils down lines from minority actors in feature-length films to mere seconds and recently went viral. Another video calling out how African me......
9 Photos that tell the real story of poverty around the world

9 Photos that tell the real story of poverty around the world

This piece is excerpted from an article by TakePart. If Instagram followers were currency, street photographer Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, would be a wealthy man. Known and beloved for his insightful snapshots of New Yorkers alongside their responses to philosophical questions, Stanton has taken his unfiltered appr......
7 Genius hacks saving lives in the world’s poorest places

7 Genius hacks saving lives in the world’s poorest places

This was originally posted on TakePart by Yael Grauer While life is measurably improving for many in the developing world, one thing that’s still hard to come by outside big cities is the latest in medical technology. Things like elaborate intensive care facilities for newborn babies can be rare even at large hospitals, ......
‘Menstrupedia’ is destroying taboos and improving health in India

‘Menstrupedia’ is destroying taboos and improving health in India

Yes, there’s an app for that. By Priti Salian. This post was originally published on TakePart World. Growing up in a conservative Indian family, Aditi Gupta never got a talk from her parents about the birds and the bees. As she reached puberty, there was no one to go to with questions about what was happening…...
A commonsense fix that could prevent the next Ebola outbreak

A commonsense fix that could prevent the next Ebola outbreak

By Steve Holt. This article was originally published on TakePart World.  Dr. Kent Brantly, the medical missionary who had contracted Ebola while helping its victims in West Africa, walked out of the hospital Aug. 21, cured. At a press conference, the 33-year-old Texan called his recovery a “miracle.” The top-tier care Br......
How can I really help?

How can I really help?

There are lots of ways for Americans to lend a hand to people in developing nations. Here’s how to find some that work. By Vince Beiser, TakePart World.  You read the news, you watch the documentaries, you listen to the songs: You’re concerned about all those people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America who don’t…...