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The fashion industry is second only to big oil among the world’s major polluters. In this story for Forbes, grantee Esha Chhabra looks at how some manufacturers in India’s vast textile sector are trying to clean up their act. She also reports on a new wave of enlightened clothing manufacturers who offer wages and benefits that exceed fair-trade standards. “The vision isn’t purely idealistic,” writes Esha. "Their workers are also likely to be more productive—with benefits ultimately showing up on a company’s bottom line.”
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A Bad Feeling
How does it feel when you’re in Sierra Leone and you are suddenly stricken with all of the symptoms of Ebola? Our health projects coordinator Emily Baumgaertner knows exactly how it feels.
Starting Up in Africa
The Rwandan government has worked hard to instill an entrepreneurial spirit in the country’s post-genocide generation. The problem, writes grantee Tik Root, is finding seed money in an economy where the daily wage is about $2.