An empty lot near a hospital in Malawi has been transformed into the country's first playground for disabled children, with play equipment made from recycled materials—including—appropriately for the location—an old ambulance.
Melissa Kushner is the founder and Executive Director of Goods for Good, a nonprofit organization matching surplus goods with the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. She works with TOMS to distribute their buy-one-give-one shoes to 40,000 children in Malawi, East Africa.
How a Malawian teenager harnessed the power of the wind.
William Kamkwamba's parents couldn't afford the $80 yearly tuition for their son's school. The boy sneaked into the classroom anyway, dodging administrators for a few weeks until they caught him. Still emaciated from the recent deadly famine that had killed friends and neighbors, he went back to work on his family's corn and tobacco farm in rural Malawi, Africa.