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Flint Water Crisis

Flint Water Crisis

Across the United States everyone has heard of Flint, Michigan and the Flint Water Crisis. This city of 102,000 people is only 90 miles from my home. The water supply is contaminated with lead among other chemicals. There is political conflict between the various health officers representing local officials, state, and even federal regulators. In the meantime, everyone is purchasing their drinking water, most drinking water now comes in one gallon plastic containers. No one has made a comment about the environmental impact of plastic jugs that do not decompose.

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Cuba: A Place of Possibilities

Cuba: A Place of Possibilities

Jereme and Lou spent a week in four provinces of South East Cuba last week, hosted by the Life and Light Ministries in partnership with World Serve from Canada. Lou has provided an overview of some of the many impressions that they came home with during their brief but successful trip to one of the most mysterious of destinations: Cuba.

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Do You Know About the Chennai Water Crisis?

Do You Know About the Chennai Water Crisis?

Although not in the media, there is such a crisis right now in Chennai, India. Not surprisingly it is not on our national news but the flooding is affecting tens of thousands of people. Our representative in India, Chandra Reddy, has alerted us to the situation. Over 188 people have already died to this crisis.

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Partnerships Working Towards A Better World

When Business Connect exhibited at the Star-TIDES Annual Technology Demonstration in Washington, D.C. last month, we found ourselves surrounded by businesses and organizations who were there for the same purpose – Sharing To Accelerate Research and Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support – which just so happens to be their acronym.

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How Can You Help Expand the Reach of Your Mission?

How Can You Help Expand the Reach of Your Mission?

Business Connect continues to bring new life enhancing products to the market around the world. We are committed to being a solution source for water problems. We have sold well over 10,000 water filters this year. But water is just one challenge. Read on how we are helping missions reach those living in global energy poverty too.

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"You have to believe in yourself. Without that, you will not go far."

"You have to believe in yourself. Without that, you will not go far."

Over the years he has built up his business. He speaks French, Italian, English, and two tribal languages. He said to me, “You have to believe in yourself. Without that, you will not go far.” He has returned to the Congo more than once and has brought his mother to South Africa. He has taken a bad experience and turned it into an asset where he can relate to many nationalities, languages, and circumstances.

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Global Goal 10: Reduce Inequalities

Global Goal 10: Reduce Inequalities

Some income inequality is inevitable, even welcome. It helps drive progress and incentives for those who work hard, develop skills and take risks. But high and growing levels of income inequality are a significant threat to stability both within and across countries. The World Economic Forum’s report: ‘Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015’ ranks deepening income inequality as the most significant trend of 2015. According to those surveyed, inequality is closely related to challenges including “poverty, environmental degradation, persistent unemployment, political instability, violence and conflict”.

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UNIDO and Global Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

UNIDO and Global Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

The mandate of the Organization is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) to achieve shared prosperity and environmental sustainability around the world. The concept of ISID is included in the SDGs, namely Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

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