After their tours of duty in Afghanistan, U.S. veterans, Keith Alaniz, Emily Miller and Kimberly Jung, started Rumi Spice, a “for-profit social enterprise” that links Afghan farmers with global markets, through harvesting and selling the world’s most expensive spice - saffron. For our Global Activism series, they’ll tell stories about their tours of duty and how the people they encountered inspired them to help build a better Afghanistan.
Worldview took Global Activism on the road to India! The Chicago-based NGO, India Development Service (IDS), guided us through big cities like, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, as well as to remote villages and towns. We met people working to overcome challenges like illiteracy, educating girls, class issues, clean water supply.
There are about one million Chinese citizens living in Africa at the moment. They are a major force of development on the continent. Author Howard French tells us how China is changing Africa.[View the story "Worldview: China's African empire" on Storify]
On our Global Activism segment we meet Frederick "F.K." Day and Leah Missbach Day of World Bicycle Relief, started after the 2005 tsunami. They've seen how bikes can bring access to healthcare, education, and jobs. World Bicycle Relief has put well over 100,000 bikes into the hands of people who need them.