Posts Tagged:Africa

The big bet for the future

Forty years ago, Bill Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen bet that software and personal computers would change the way people around the world worked and played. This bet wasn’t exactly a wager. It was an opportunity to make computers personal and empower people through the magic of software. Some people thought they were…

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Turn guns & bullets into jewelry

In 2000, while working in Africa, Peter Thum met people who didn’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. In response, he created Ethos Water. In 2005 Ethos was acquired by Starbucks and has provided more than $7 million in grants to fund water and sanitation programs for half a million people worldwide. In 2008,…

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