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Detroit Tigers Pitcher Matthew Boyd adopts 36 girls from Uganda to save them from sex slavery

Human trafficking for forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation is rampant in Uganda. The situation is so bad that women and children are often sold in cattle markets for sex slavery. Detroit Tigers Pitcher Matthew Boyd and his wife Ashley have created a nonprofit, Kingdom Home, in Uganda where 36 girls rescued from the sex slavery industry are provided with necessities such as food and clothing, along...

March 22, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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She gave up her lucrative career to take care of over 100 rescued animals

Daria Pushkareva had a super successful career as an elite wedding photographer in Moscow, but she always felt that it was not her true calling. As a child, she had dreamed of rescuing dogs and opening her own dog shelter. And she ended up doing just that! Only she doesn’t just have rescued dogs at her animal shelter, but also animals such as raccoons, raccoon dogs, foxes, and arctic foxes that have been...

March 21, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This 85-year-old single-handedly grew an entire forest over 40 years

Kollakkayil Devaki Amma’s interest in farming began when post marriage, she assisted her mother-in-law in paddy cultivation. Unfortunately, she met with an accident in 1980 that resulted in serious leg injury and Devaki Amma was forced to give up her passion. However, her love for farming was greater than her injury and three years later, she planted the first sapling in the backyard of her home. One...

March 20, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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A mysterious ‘Robin Hood’ is dropping envelopes of cash into the mailboxes of random people in this small Spanish village

An unknown person is being called the “Robin Hood of Villarramiel” after he quietly slipped envelopes containing €100 ($132) into the mailboxes of random people in the small Spanish village that has a population of just 800. Some of the people who received the anonymous gifts were so baffled that they actually approached the Police to confirm if the money was real! “We’re all bewildered and expectant as we...

March 19, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Indian billionaire Azim Premji donates a whopping $7.5 billion to charity

Azim Premji is the Chairman of the fourth largest Indian IT company Wipro Limited. He is also the second richest man in the country. But these are not his only claims to fame. The legendary billionaire is known more for his big heart and philanthropic deeds than the wealth he has amassed over the years. And just this week, he once again proved to the world that it takes more than just money to make a man...

March 18, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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NYC public school system launches “Meatless Mondays” to fight climate change

This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all the public schools in NYC will observe “Meatless Mondays” in order to tackle two major problems – climate change and child obesity. This means that starting in the 2019 school year, all New York City public schools will begin serving up free, healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunch menus every Monday. Following a successful trial period in 15...

March 15, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Poor villages in India get access to electricity from newly built biogas plants, thanks to the untiring efforts of this young lady

Akanksha Singh completed her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in 2014, after which she went to Jhabua district in the state of Madhya Pradesh as part of an internship. Although Akanksha was aware of the economic and social inequalities that existed in her country, her stint as an intern turned out to be a real eye opener. “The two weeks that I was there,...

March 14, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Millions in India to benefit from major price cuts offered by government on anti-cancer drugs

The Indian National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) recently announced major price cuts (some of them as much as 87%) on 390 different anti-cancer treatment brands, which means that these lifesaving cancer medicines will be available to over 2 million cancer patients in the country at much cheaper rates. The price cuts are expected to collectively save roughly 8 billion INR ($115 million) in medical...

March 13, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian woman left her job to save the lives of distressed farmers

Shruti N was working at a renowned hospital in Hyderabad as a psychiatrist. While working there, she realized that while metal health issues plagued people in both urban and rural areas, the rural population did not have access to good psychologists or psychiatrists. She was also aware that since its inception, the Indian state of Telangana had witnessed an astounding 4,000 farmer suicides. Shruti was already...

March 12, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This gin is being made from surplus supermarket grapes that would otherwise end up as food waste

British fruit supplier and importer Richard Hochfeld imports bunches of black and green grapes from South America and South Africa and every year, the company loses the equivalent of 1.4 million punnets of grapes in the transportation and packing process. Out of the bunches, there are some loose ones and others that are damaged or don’t meet the supermarket specifications. Total wastage of these...

March 11, 2019 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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