Many immigrants bring their home cultures with them when they come to the United States. Often, that means informal savings arrangements that work on a small scale, but don't help immigrants get the sort of credit report and credit rating that's necessary for major financial endeavors. Until now.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country in the more than two years that its civil war has raged -- some 100,000 of them having found a home in Egypt. They've been successful, and welcomed, but they are conflicted over their success, while others at home still suffer.
Electric cars have large batteries that go mostly unused for hours at a time. But a team of researchers in Delaware are hoping to use these electric cars to improve how the national electric grid works. So far, the results are promising. And it could provide benefits to electric car owners, too.
When it comes to detergent, the price is in the packaging. A lot of the price, anyway. And that means people get a better deal when they buy in bulk. But for many families surviving day by day, bulk buying is an unthinkable luxury. So one entrepreneur decided to do away with the packaging all together.
Mexican entrepreneurs are looking to north to build on successes their businesses are already having in their home country. But this can be difficult. So now, both Mexican and American officials are seeking ways to augment these ties -- for the benefit of both countries.
Manilla is known for its traffic, and it's pollution is getting worse too. A bank is hoping to take advantage of those circumstances by financing the production of 100,000 electric trikes to replace the city's fossil-fueled versions.
The financial investment and hours of planning that go into a wedding might prevent some from canceling their special day. But a new online business hopes to lessen the financial burden by buying canceled weddings and re-selling them to the last-minute or thrift-minded bride and groom.
Ethiopia saw a number of its people leave the country decades ago, when a communist government took power. Now, with the country having achieved stability, and the country trending upward, many emigrants are returning home. And they're bringing business and economic success with them.
Mexico City's water system is fragile, because the growth of the population has put a heavy burden on the underground aquifer that feeds the city. So some entrepreneurs have devised a system to collect and store rain water, to keep houses supplied.
India's slums are troubled places for families to live. But for many, it's unavoidable. But a new group, Prayasam, is trying to make those places better -- and the group is using the determination and idealism of children to get there.