Chilean architect teaches locals to build sustainable...07/22/14
When fires tore through a poor area of Chile, residents were devastated. Now Carolina, a 28-year-old architect, is teaching them to rebuild efficient, sustainable homes that will last for a long time.
Soccer mentor gives future stars plan B
Some of the young soccer stars Angelo trains in his spare time go on to become big stars in Germany. For Angelo, though, it's important that they learn to become more than football players.
Afghan stitchery brings color to Germany, hope back home
Many of the women and children in Afghanistan lack the education to get good jobs and put enough food on the table. One German-Afghan student's plan to help is also making Germany's fashion more colorful.
Somali activist campaigns against female genital mutilation
The practice of cutting the sex organs of young girls, also known as female genital mutilation - or FGM - is still practiced around the world. One Somali woman is campaigning to stop FGM, despite extreme opposition.
Soccer gives refugees in San Diego a chance
Mark from San Diego saw the barriers the young refugees in his city were facing. So he founded an organization that uses soccer to boost their self-confidence, and help them make friends and do better in school.
LGBT activist promotes respect in Parisian schools
When Gary Roustan visits school classes in Paris, he's the first gay person some of the students have met. As the president of an LGBT organization, he's fighting homophobia - a year after France legalized gay marriage.
Upcycler in Nigeria weaves colorful livelihood
Esther in Nigeria helps others in her community upcycle for a living. She's trained more than 100 low-income women to turn textile scraps into beautiful rugs, which are now being sold all over the world.
Saving France's beaches from a plastic invasion
Charlo is on a mission to protect France's coastal environment from an invasion of plastic filters. He's been removing as many as possible from the beaches and trying to find out where exactly they're coming from.
Rebuilding houses in the Philippines
When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, a 27-year-old woman from Poland put her career as a lawyer on hold and moved to Bantayan Island to help organize aid logistics, health care, and new shelters for the locals.
Saving Germany’s midwives
There are 21,000 midwives in Germany, but the profession is under threat due to rapidly increasing insurance costs. One young German mother is determined to rescue her country's midwives.
Fighting cancer with dreadlocks
A woman in the Netherlands spent 10 years growing her meter-long dreadlocks, but now she wants to shave them off. It's not a fashion statement - it's to raise money to fight cancer.
German cyclist gives used bikes new purpose in Africa
A young German cyclist repairs used bikes and ships them to African countries. There, they're not just a way to get some exercise, but can be an essential means of transportation for small business owners.
Inventor's deposit ring puts change in a bottle
Paul, a 25-year-old product designer, was bothered by all the deposit bottles he saw being thrown away, so he came up with a brilliant idea that's been catching on, not only in Cologne, but across Germany.
Giving the homeless a voice
Homeless people are among the most marginalized in society. A Paris high school student wanted to change that, so he created a way for the less fortunate to share their stories online.
Improving water quality in Uganda
Having clean water in our homes is a luxury almost 800 million people around the world don't have. A German medical student is changing that for Ugandans by building wells and water tanks with a local NGO.
Chilean teen fights homophobia with education
Alberto, 18, is determined to put an end to homophobia and discrimination in Chile. The answer, he says, lies in education. First, he's tackling the curriculum at his own high school.
Germany's bureaucracy buddy
In Germany, official paperwork like filing for unemployment benefits and signing leases can be complicated. Diana from Cologne gave up a well-paying job to help others navigate German bureaucracy.
Documenting Syria's civil war
More than 2.5 million Syrians have fled their country since the civil war began three years ago. Firas, a refugee who's come to Berlin, is using photography and video footage to raise awareness about the conflict.
When your mom drinks too much
Imagine coming home from school and finding your mom passed out, surrounded by bottles. For Louise, 24, that was routine. Now her mom is sober and the two are helping other families in Ireland impacted by alcoholism.
Dancing to keep women safe
In Portugal, domestic violence is a big problem that is rarely talked about. Melisa, 27, is changing that. She got Lisbon on its feet to dance for an end to violence against women and girls.