We’re all looking for stories of hope – that the world can be changed, that we are not limited by our culture, our backgrounds, our histories – and few stories are as inspirational as that of Lucy Naipanoi, a grandmother of Maasai, one of the last hunter gatherer tribes left on the planet. With the help of her children, and the wonderful people at Barefoot College, Lucy has become the Solar Mamma of her tribe, bringing light and energy to hers and her neighbours’ households so that they and their children can adapt and thrive in an ever changing world, and retain their respect for mother nature by adopting sustainable practices from the outset of their development.


Dishonoured through injury by the traditions of her people, and abandoned by her husband, she fought to make a living for her children through hard work in generating any value for those around her that she could. She fought to put her children through schooling, and in return, they taught her the English they were learning so that she could better trade at the marketplace and ultimately preparing her for her studies at Barefoot College in India. There are truly no limits to what we can make out of ourselves.


What Happens To Your Body One Hour After Drinking A Can Of Coke

By Alec Cope
We Are Change

An image first posted by The Renegade Pharmacist depicting the detrimental effects of Coca-Cola has gone viral.

A recent study by the American Heart Association found that up to 184,000 people die per year as a direct result of soda consumption. Multiple studies have also shown it lowers your IQ, some groups in India claim to use Coca-Cola as a pesticide in their crops, agreeing it, “achieves the same result.”

“You end up with one of the great health epidemics of all time”

Dr. David Kessler, former FDA commissioner.

There are many other examples of why, if you are a daily soda drinker – you should reconsider:


Melbourne’s Recycled Soap Is Saving Lives In India



We’ve all done it. Ripped open a packet of soap in a hotel bathroom only to use it a couple of times before checking out and heading home.

Few would ever wonder what happens to that barely used bar. Fact is, it ends up in landfill. Millions of tonnes of “waste soap” a year is generated by the hotel industry worldwide. But not for much longer, if the Melbourne-based not-for-profit group Soap Aid gets its way. (more…)

After Peshawar School Attack, #IndiaWithPakistan Goes Viral

By Anindita Sanyal

The Hashtag #IndiaWithPakistan went viral today as many Indians poured out their anger against the Taliban attack at a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar and showed support for the families of the murdered schoolchildren.

The attack was launched by six suicide bombers, who, dressed in military fatigues, had slipped into the army-run school this morning. The operation to flush them out lasted around 7 hours. By the end of it, 141 people – 132 of them children – were dead. The six terrorists died too. (more…)

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