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01/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 6:29pm
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The Nigerian government has set up a program called "YouWin" to support young entrepreneurs.
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Nigeria: "Cake Express" - A Cake for Every Occasion b- Moladun Jaiyesimi is 34 years old, and has a talent for creating delicious and colorful cakes. She initially trained as a pharmacist, but baking is her passion - plus it's more lucrative too. Two years ago Moladun opened a bakery after spending time abroad to learn her trade. She wants to expand her business to make it more profitable, but for that she needs some extra cash. The Nigerian government has set up a program called "YouWin" to support young entrepreneurs like Moladun. Global Brains: The Jompy Water Boiler - According to the World health Organization, 1.1 billion people have no access to clean water. In most cases, it would be enough to simply boil the water - were it not for the shortage of fuel. A plucky plumber from Scotland has devised a solution. His invention allows people to boil water for drinking while also cooking food. The gain is two-fold: sparing precious timber and decontaminating water. Indonesia: Rebuilding a Community, a Decade after the Tsunami - The 2004 earthquake and tsunami caused a catastrophic amount of damage to the region of Aceh in Sumatra. More than 5% of the population was killed, while another 10% were made homeless. Locals have worked extremely hard to make life normal again. About half of the 300 inhabitants of Suak Nie died during the disaster. The tsunami tore the coastal village apart, and the waves turned the rice fields into pools of salt water. The rebuilding effort has given people hope for the future, but they still face many challenges. Costa Rica - Forests Resurrected - Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity is threatened by deforestation and monocultures. Father-son duo Leo and Stefan Prostler are fighting back, however. Their aim is to replant forests with money from small investors. The German-Austrian environmentalists want to repopulate forests to help them retain their biodiversity. The rare almendro tree, for example, is helping the green macaw to build up in numbers again. Tapirs and jaguars are also better off in the replenished woods. Local farmers are also profiting: they're growing organic ginger in the shade of the trees.