A la piscine, Kinshasa Congo, 1967
I woke up this morning to receive a shocker! My friend’s sister had died yesterday while we slept. The circumstances surrounding her passing are still under investigation and thus not a lot of deta…
These acts are truly sickening. Hearing about a fellow African women killed in her own home….jesus christ, it makes me sick.
My thoughts and prayers go out Adaobi’s friends and family :(
Wecyclers CEO, Bilikis Adebeyi
Wecyclers is a social enterprise which incentivizes people living in poor areas of Lagos to recycle their household waste, preventing it from piling up. Lagos born and raised Founder and CEO Bilikiss Adebeyi, previously worked at IBM and conceived of the idea whilst doing an MBA at MIT business school.
At 31 she is a mother of two, and was recently chosen as a Laureate of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award.
Wecyclers uses special bicycles to peddle through these neighbourhoods, picking up bags of recyclable goods from subscribers, who earn points based on the weight of their trash. The point can then be cashed in for rewards, such as a blender.
Poverty Porn - any type of media which exploits the poor’s condition in order to generate sympathy for selling newspapers or increasing charitable donations or support for a given cause.
You will find none of that here :)