3. I personally like this type of project, by One Girl, who chose to focus on a completely un-glamorous problem. Instead of flooding the local economy with free sanitary pads, they're working with the women in Sierra Leone to sell reasonably priced, biodegradable pads. With girls taking almost a week off from school every month because of their periods (cultural taboos and poor means of dealing with menstrual blood), this type of program can support One Girl's primary mission, which is to educate women. I've heard this before but it still resonates: "when you educate a girl, she’ll change the world. An educated girl is three times less likely to contract HIV / AIDS. She‘ll marry later and have fewer, healthier children. For every extra year of schooling, her income will increase by 10 – 25 percent. Not only that, she’ll reinvest 90 percent of the money she earns back into her family. Educating a girl has a ‘multiplier effect’. An educated girl can change the world."
11. This on packing tape street art. Lovely.