Chile to Kili is an around the world bike ride to raise money to send 10 Tanzanian students to college to study wildlife conservation and/or natural resource management. The cyclist: Elvis, a 25-year old Tanzanian man who set out to travel from South America all the way around to Mount Kilimanjaro, locating and carrying his own food, shelter and resources throughout the trip.
Africa Unsigned is a platform that allows African musicians to record music funded by fans. Next Monday, the UK arm of Africa Unsigned launches and which means that UK based African artists can now be considered for "crowd funding" by their fans.
Today is Mother's Day in many parts of the world and in the US alone, $14.6 billion will be spent buying stuff for the occassion.
My family isn't a gift-giving family. On the days that people usually exchange gifts – birthdays, Christmas, Father's Day, Mother's Day etc. – we're more concerned with being together. So it's more about organising a meal or a party than shopping. Culture, socioeconomics … that's a discussion for another time. What I will say now is that it definitely relieves a lot of pressure to get that "perfect" gift, saving a lot of money and sanity too!