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Rethinking Humanitarian Relief: Sourcing Locally Before Disaster Strikes

Rather than a cash flood in the wake of disaster, Advance Aid advocates for "disaster security"—connecting relief with longterm development goals.

When disaster strikes a place like Haiti, Somalia, or Indonesia, the response in the developed world usually follows a similar trajectory: massive aid appeal from local NGOs supported by celebrity faces, a large influx of funds from reliably generous Americans, and an eventual petering out of urgent media coverage in the ensuing weeks.

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Love in the Golden Years, With a Push From the Kids

Two English brothers designed their startup with a very specific goal: to help their 60-something mum find love.

For people who grew up on the internet, online dating sites may seem like a natural place to look for companionship. But for those in their golden years, internet romance may feel like a strange fit. That’s why two English brothers started a new dating website specifically to help their 60-something mum find a dashing older gentleman.

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SolarKiosk: Mobile Modular Power for Really Remote Areas

A hub for solar powering off-grid areas, bringing both small business and clean energy, sets up its first shop in Ethiopia.

For those who’ve grown up constantly plugged into the power grid, it’s almost impossible to think of life without an endless supply of outlets, power cords, and technology. But for an estimated 1.5 billion people around the world, power—from cutting and burning firewood to lighting kerosene lamps, paraffin, and candles—doesn't come easy.

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