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Zambikes

Zambikes is a Zambian based social business dedicated to “not only building bikes, but changing lives “. They develop, manufacture and distribute a range of high quality bicycles, bicycle ambulances and cargo bicycle trailers to the underprivileged, addressing the economic and social needs of Zambia. They also manufacture  bamboo bicycle frames that are custom handcrafted by skilled Zambians, using locally grown and sustainably sourced materials.

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An Orphanage for Love and Care

We are really excitied to announce that the construction of the Love & Care Orphanage, in Masiphumelele township, Cape Town, is well underway thanx to the funding of the Paul Mervis Education Trust. Read on to find out more about the Love and Care campaign and to watch the documentary about  Aurelia Kaitesi and her mission to bring love, care and education to the children of Masi.

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Trash to Toys

Arvind Gupta (science educator) is turning trash into toys for learning. In this video he shares how he creates toys that kids can build themselves – while learning basic principles of science and design.

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TrashBack – Rewards for Rubbish

We just produced a promo video for TrashBack, a new social enterprise which incentivises disadvantaged communities to manage their own waste and recycle.

Since the launch of the TrashBack/ uphinda-phindo! pilot project 5 months ago, over 18 TONS of recycling has been collected and 826 rewards have been given out to participants. TrashBack continues to uplift the community through education initiatives…

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Playpumps – harnessing the power of play

Playpumps are a low tech solution to one of Africa’s greatest challenges – access to clean drinking water. This life changing invention, utilizes human power – harnessing the power of play to pump water. As children play on a specially designed merry-go-round, borehole water is pumped into and stored in a 2,500 litre tank, where it can be accessed when needed.

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First Light

EPISODE 3 OF TRANSITION SA: In South Africa there are about 2,5 million households without electricity. First Light – takes a look at a Rural Solar Initiative in KZN South Africa, where 50 impoverished households are fitted with solar lighting kits, many of them receiving electricity for the very first time.

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The Soil is a Diamond

“The bread is in the soil, the food is in the soil. The soil is a diamond” says Christina Kaba, Abalimi’s Field Operations Manager. Kaba has dedicated the past 21 years of her life to empowering the people of the Cape Flats to provide for themselves. Her simple love for all things green and living has inspired the creation of lush green pockets of land scattered amongst a sprawling collection of houses and shacks on the Cape Flats. Today nearly 3000 Cape Flats families benefit directly from this innovative organic vegetable farming project Abalimi Bezekhaya.

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Qhubeka Project

Qhubeka bikes for kids initiative.

Holy Crap

Holy Crap! is a film which marvels at the work of SOIL, a non-profit organization working in Haiti to convert human waste into rich, viable fertilizer using dry, composting toilets.

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Belo Horizonte – the City that beat Hunger

This movie features the 2009 Future Policy Award winner – the food programme of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. An inspiration to other developing countries looking for solutions to ensure to food security and eliminate hunger.”…as the world’s most comprehensive policy that tackles hunger immediately and secures a healthy food supply for the future.”

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