Going from mere charity to community-led social enterprise, Albert Teo shares with Gaia Discovery a few learning points from his ecotourism development efforts of Sabah.
Most people who see piles of junked or abandoned bike-share bicycles simply tut-tut and walk past blaming the local authorities for the mess. One public spirited Burmese man takes a different approach: he is shipping them to countries in desperate need of transport for students who just want to get to school.
What started out as a PhD investigating behaviours has transcended into a whole social approach to making a better life for elephants – and safer lives for the humans who live and farm near them.
Ian Rosenberger visited Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, and what he saw, and who he met changed his life. They also spawned a whole new business dedicated to making money out of returning dignity and clearing dangerous plastic waste.