Perry Saxe Gateka loved radio. So he attached his homemade antenna to the highest branch of an avocado tree and began broadcasting to more than 100 households in Burundi.
The founder of the Nepal Youth Foundation, profiled in a 2013 Monitor article, was preparing for a birthday party when the earthquake hit. Now she's back in the US raising funds to aid Nepal.
In a village of mud and straw huts in Mali a series of small improvements – capturing rainwater, a fish pond, vegetable gardens, efficient wood stoves – is lifting families.
Confections With Convictions is more than a fancy chocolate shop. It's a fresh start for troubled teens.
Embedded with solar cells, the world’s first energy-producing bike path is humming along in the Netherlands.
Viateur and his wife, Judith, have married across the divide between Hutus and Tutsis, becoming entrepreneurs and peace builders.
Educate Girls trains young people to go into villages to find girls who are not in the classroom.
Video games with a purpose, from peacemaking to teaching empathy to treating social problems such as discrimination, are growing in number and sophistication.
In a Nairobi, Kenya, slum, residents used technology to map the area, a key first step in solving problems from waste removal to street lighting. Those with phones can now report problems more accurately.
Rabbi Michel Serfaty takes his ‘friendship bus’ around France to spread a message of tolerance and understanding
An anonymous man inspired by a 'pay-it-forward' movement launched by his eighth-grade science teacher left the tip to a Times Square waitress who said she was facing eviction.
The aloe plants reduced erosion and improved the soil, enabling grass to grow in a dry climate. The leaves are exported to Britain as an ingredient in cosmetics.
The sportswear company wants to help save the oceans by recycling marine plastic trash into products.
A small but growing number of Americans are integrating donations to charity into weddings or other milestone celebrations.