The Perroomies program promised temporary dog roommates during Mexico City’s coronavirus crisis. Now the program is over, and many of the dogs and their people have found a bond that’s anything but temporary.
Mongolian monk Batbayar Khasbazar was tired of seeing children glued to their cellphones. He hatched a plan to connect them with an old tradition – and it started with purchasing 36,000 sheep anklebones.
In Oaxaca state, residents are hosting town assemblies to take coronavirus prevention into their own hands. They’ve voted to extend measures beyond the country’s restrictions. Now, some communities have erected barriers and are standing guard at community access points.
As country struggles with lengthy power outages, an innovative business offers a cheaper, almost smoke-free alternative to traditional charcoal. The product could also slow deforestation. All that from a weed.
Facing an ongoing economic crisis and reduced manufacturing capacity, shops in Zimbabwe have run out of imported hand sanitizer. As Zimbabweans make small batches of hand sanitizer to fill the void, some experts are skeptical that they work – but one pharmacist is confident that his formula is supported by science.
A local cooperative helps herders capitalize on a common Mongolian resource: yaks. Workers can spin their soft undercoats into wool as soft as cashmere – and consumers around the world are taking notice.
In northern Chiapas, Mexico, education is optional for girls – at least, that’s what some believe. One high school wants to battle these gender stereotypes and keep girls in class, but their solution isn’t inside the school at all.
Drones have proven so useful in Uganda that the government might use them to deliver blood and medicine to remote areas. But the unmanned aircraft also poses a security risk that officials have yet to address.