In 2009, I ran the world’s toughest marathon in Sahara Desert to fundraise for a charity. I raised $122k and I wanted the money to go towards reconstructive facial surgeries for children. Long story short, after the marathon, the funds could not be traced – no one seems to be able to find out whether …
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Simple acts of flicking on a light switch, turning on the heat during a cold night or using water for basic day-to-day activities is inaccessible to many across the world. And if people do have access to these resources, the quality is often poor and jeopardizes their health. The tools they really need to improve …
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As I get older (or wiser, the kind souls around me might say), I often find myself pausing to think about things we take for granted. Where in the world did the milk in my cereal come from? Who grew the beans that created the dark roast flavor of my coffee? Do they know it’s …
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Imagine that you’re a business owner whose day-to-day running of the business depends on depositing and pulling out funds on a regular basis. But because you are located fifty miles away from the nearest bank, you spend a considerable part of your life traveling for miles just to do a simple transaction. Not only is …
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It was 2015 and I had just moved back to Nigeria from New York after years working as a travel writer. Surprisingly, life in Nigeria wasn’t as different as I imagined – thanks to the internet. For the first month I was able to stream music and movies from global companies, ride share and shop …
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