Author: Travis Noland
A former boat-builder from Malawi decided to start a nonprofit to address the root cause of his country’s struggles. 3p’s Travis Noland met with Joseph Makwakwa in his fishing village on Lake Malawi to learn more.
For more than 25 years, a group of merchant women dubbed Las Tías (“the aunts) have provided vocational training and other services to the children of Leon, the capitol of Nicaragua’s civil war.
Last week, TriplePundit’s Travis Noland celebrated with adventure travel company G Adventures on its 25th anniversary, as it announced a groundbreaking partnership with National Geographic.
I was conflicted before visiting Dharavi, India. As I prepared for my visit, I became part of an ongoing debate about the real impact of “slum tourism.” I was loath to join the swaths of voyeur tourists, turning hardship into photographs. But Reality Tours transformed my perceptions.
A shift is underway across young Africa. According to a 2012 survey by Jacana Partners, a pan-African private equity firm, 70 percent of African students studying at top 10 American and European business schools plan to work in Africa following graduation. No place does the yearning for home seem greater than in Rwanda.
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