Mobile money, the ability to bank using cell phones -- is a game-changer in global development. This video chronicles M-Pesa, a mobile money product made by Safaricom, and its unparalleled success with mobile banking in Kenya.
World Water Day on March 22 reminds us of the 1 billion people on Earth who lack easy access to the water most of us take for granted. Global climate change is making that struggle worse, as we see in this report from the rugged region of southern Ethiopia, where drought is drying up wells, threatening an ancient way of life and fueling conflict.
Water is the essence of life. But drinkable, fresh water is at a premium. Rising populations, poor water use and shortages in key areas are all major factors. This video gives a quick tour of the world showing why water is an issue for everyone.
An indigenous group in Ontario, Canada, has been pushing for what they say are basic human rights. They have just achieved an important win in their aim to end what they say is the isolation of Shoal Lake. The 40km-long Freedom Road has just opened and it links the community with the Trans-Canada Highway. But the Idle No More movement is still fighting for the equal sharing of water. They have used protests, online activism and blockades to draw attention to their situation. Daniel Lak reports from Shoal Lake in Canada.
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