[Japan] Women’s group aims for sustainable rural lifestyle

[Japan] Women’s group aims for sustainable rural lifestyle

Keisuke Iwata – Japan Times – Friday, 28 March 2014 (originally published 24 Mar) It was the taste of fresh tomatoes, corn and figs delivered from her father that persuaded Nahoko Niwa to wind up her eventful urban life and become a farmer. The freshness and taste of local produce is also what led the […]

[Kenya] Women in Solar: SunnyMoney's Linda Wamune

[Kenya] Women in Solar: SunnyMoney's Linda Wamune

Solar Aid – Business Green Plus – Monday, 24, March 2014 (originally 18 Mar) Linda Wamune is operations director of SunnyMoney’s Kenya office. Owned by Solar Aid, SunnyMoney is currently the largest distributor of Solar Lights in Africa, aiming to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Linda tells us about being a business […]

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

Gerald Tenywa – New Vision – Wednesday, 29 May 2013 (originally published 26 May) Fighting poverty is a daunting task, but the women of Katosi have overcome the odds to form an association aimed at both conserving the lake and benefiting from it. A place that is endowed with the second largest fresh water lake […]

Illegal Venezuelan gold mines cause mercury dangers for indigenous women & children

Illegal Venezuelan gold mines cause mercury dangers for indigenous women & children

WNN Earth Watch (WNN) Caracas, VENEZUELA, SOUTH AMERICA: The issue of mercury poisoning and environmental pollution is one that has been studied for decades, but new data is indicating that women, especially indigenous women, are exceptionally vulnerable to an unhealthy rise in their bodies with the toxic metal mercury. Indicators are pointing now to locations […]