Array of pumpkins on ground (Shutterstock)

From pumpkins to profits  —  a Ugandan success story

Since getting a solar dryer using a U.S. grant, Fatuma Namatosi has produced 1.5 million kilograms of pumpkin products and taught farmers to grow pumpkins.
Two men with a small group of children, holding hands out over a bucket (© Bernat Parera)

Combating poverty one bar of soap at a time [video]

SoapBox Soaps is an enterprise that combines business and philanthropy. For each bar of soap sold, it donates a bar to poor people in Africa and elsewhere.
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Oregon company gives creative outlet to East African artisans

Swahili African Modern, a U.S. business that sells handmade African home décor, is on a mission to find more suppliers in Africa. A U.S. program is helping.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waving his arm (© Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images)

Delegates finish entrepreneurship event with big plans [video]

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India is over, but not its impact. It could spawn the next big tech business and inspire women to start their own.
Woman squatting next to open solar suitcase (Courtesy of Laura Stachel)

With her solar suitcase, she transforms health care

Shocked by the lack of reliable electricity in some rural health clinics, Laura Stachel and her husband designed a portable solar electric system.
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Women entrepreneurs in spotlight at summit in India

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit kicked off in Hyderabad with India's prime minister and Ivanka Trump both emphasizing the importance of empowering women.
Two girls listening to a tablet through headphones (USAID)

One mom created her own company so kids can learn Arabic

Rama Kayyali formed Little Thinking Minds when she couldn't find Arabic literacy tools for her sons — in the spirit of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Sushma Swaraj and Rex Tillerson shaking hands (State Dept.)

The United States and India: A vital partnership

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the strong, growing U.S.-India strategic and economic partnership holds the key to peace, security and stability.
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From Silicon Valley to the American heartland

American entrepreneurs are on the move. And they are landing in the Midwest in cities like Indianapolis, St. Louis and Omaha.