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How water in a bottle is bringing light to millions in the dark

Alfredo Moser's invention is lighting up the world.

In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment (I couldn't help that one) and came up with an ingenious way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.

In the Philippines, where a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line and electricity is unusually expensive, the idea has really taken off. So much so that Moser lamps are now fitted in 140,000 homes.

See inside this shoe factory in Ethiopia for a glimpse of a fairer world future

When your average business gets off the ground, its founders want to make money, fast. But Oliberté isn't your average business.

Brazilian kids learning English by Skyping retired, lonely Americans

Teenagers and old people aren't the obvious pairing you'd expect to make waves in the positive progress of humankind. But it turns out they're a dream combo.

Young people in Brazil who want to learn English are Skyping with elderly Americans who just want to chat with someone. And they're becoming best mates.

Students 3D print a robotic arm for teenage girl

What World Bank President Jim Kim learned from Bill Gates about innovating to end poverty

In a very interesting post on LinkedIn, Jim Kim, President of the World Bank shares the things he has learned from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, about innovating to end poverty and create a better world. So naturally, we digitally eavesdropped.  

Students from 19 countries demand economics teaching shake-up for a better world

Students from 19 countries demand a much-needed shake-up of economics lessons, to better support food security, climate change and a safer future.

Homeless man 'wins' lottery, gives it away, gets a house: the good and bad of viral kindness

Seeing as you're reading this post, you're probably into reading about the kindness of strangers. So it's likely you watched the video about the homeless guy, Eric, who was given a 'winning' lottery ticket by a stranger, only to be so honoured he offered some back to the stranger - along with buckets of tears across the planet.

Why everyone deserves a life-changing world trip - and how underprivileged kids can get in on the action too

"Oh, the Full Moon parties in Thailand are just out of this world, Portia." Snort, you know the sort: 'roughing it' in Laos with a designer bikini and daddy's credit card. But while we all like to look down on the 'gap-yaah' students - those young people who are fortunate enough to use their earned or given money on a year travelling the world rather than towards their education or rent - there is something to be said for the life-changing power of travel.

Philanthropic Ways to Celebrate Mom

This article originally appeared on the another jennifer blog