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Close the Gap’s DigiTruck on a Tour Through Kenya

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One of Close the Gap’s DigiTrucks (the one sponsored by Arrow Electronics) is currently traveling through Kenya. Two of Close the Gap’s local partner organisations, who are also the operators of this DigiTruck, Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK) and the WEEE Centre, are touring through different Kenyan (sub)counties the next few weeks. The first visit of the DigiTruck is Mlolongo, Machakos county.

African Food Businesses Get Nurturing from Well-Known Giants

By Fred de Sam Lazaro
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Volunteers from some of the world’s biggest food producers, who decades ago took food-making from kitchen to the factory, are offering guidance to African entrepreneurs and helping nations become less dependent on imported food. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Kenya.

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Vital Farms: Making Lasting Change by Supporting Small Businesses

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Back in 2007, when Matt and Catherine O’Hayer started pasture-raising hens, their thoughts were never just on the birds in their care, but in using whatever means at their disposal to affect lasting change. Directly, that meant challenging long-held assumptions in the food business – that sustainable could not mean scalable, and vice versa. That challenged Matt to pioneer an entirely new on-shelf category in the egg set – pasture-raised – and disrupt an industry that had become moribund and commoditized.

SunCrate© and Leading Technology Providers Deliver Critical Power Support to Puerto Rico School Children

Black & Veatch, Tesla, Canadian Solar, Lloyd Electric and SunCrate Energy bring resilient microgrid power to SU Manuel Ortiz in Puerto Rico
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YABUCOA, Puerto Rico, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Eleven months since their three-building school was first plunged into darkness by Hurricane Maria, 140 students in Puerto Rico’s picturesque Yabucoa district have reliable power.

Lixil and P.I.P.E. Step Up as Sponsors for IWSH's Navajo Nation Community Plumbing Challenge

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Washington, D.C., August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ — LIXIL, the pioneering manufacturer of such brands as American Standard and GROHE, and the Piping Industry Progress & Education Trust Fund (P.I.P.E.) have generously extended support, both financial and products/materials, to the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IWSH) Foundation’s 2018 International Community Plumbing Challenge (CPC) in Northwestern New Mexico from Oct. 22-26.

Hurricane Recovery Assistance Still Available for Military Families

Operation Homefront Continues to Support Victims of 2017 Disasters
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SAN ANTONIO, T.X. , August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/– As America prepares for the 2018 hurricane season, Operation Homefront, thanks to generous support from the Walmart Foundation and others, are ensuring that military families in Florida and other locations impacted by the devastating series of natural disasters in 2017 are not forgotten.  The need to assist these families continues, as temporary federal programs and moratoriums that were implemented to support the victims of these disasters are now expiring.

For Some Kids, Summer's Not so Healthy When School Lunch Goes Away

How community centers fill the gap
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It’s August, and we’re well in to the heat of summer. It should be a carefree time for children, but for those who depend on the National School Lunch Program during the school year, summer may mean poor nutrition, even hunger.

Carnival Puts the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Carnival Cruise Line’s ‘Wiggle for Westmead’ Raises Funds to Purchase Vital Equipment for the Grace Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
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August 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Thanks to the generosity of Carnival Cruise Line’s guests and the success of the Wiggle for Westmead program, Carnival donated new medical equipment to the Grace Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

To celebrate the donation, Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia, Jennifer Vandekreeke and Carnival Spirit Captain, Vittorio Marchi joined Medical Director for the Grace Centre, Professor Nadia Badawi in a celebratory Wiggle for Westmead.

A New Plan Will Bring Toilets to 250 Million People Who Need Them

UNICEF is teaming up with the sanitation company LIXIL to get safe, affordable toilets installed in rural communities across Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania to improve health and education outcomes.
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BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI

As things currently stand, progress on the Sustainable Development Goals—17 benchmarks, ranging from reducing inequality to achieving zero hunger—is uninspiring. Most countries have made few, if any, substantial improvements across the categories.

VIDEO: UNICEF and LIXIL to “Make a Splash” and Help Bring Sanitation to Children Around the World

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UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL, a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets.

The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage the two organizations’ complementary strengths to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation by 2030.

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