The World Challenge

BBC, Newsweek and Shell have teamed up to give entrepreneurs a chance to win US$20,000 for their projects on community development:

The World Challenge is a competition aimed at finding individuals or groups from around the world who have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level. This competition is all about finding entrepreneurs whose projects are making a difference to communities.

Among the 12 finalists this year is Juboken Enterprise, a Pinoy company that makes COCONETS, surrogate tree roots made from waste coconut husks to prevent landslides.
Cast your vote here!

Other finalists:
ELEPHANT PEPPER,
Growing chillies: the solution to a jumbo-sized problem?
ZAMBIA, Africa

CAMEL MILKING BASKETS
Selling baskets made by pastoralists is giving women an income for the first time
KENYA

REAL IPM
Bringing down the cost of eco-friendly pest management using natural predators
*IPM stands for ‘integrated pest management’ – the use of natural predators to control pests.
KENYA

ORGANIC LEATHER FASHION
Badly produced leather can cause cancer – an organic alternative is on the market
UNITED KINGDOM & SLOVINIA

FAT CHANCE, BIO POWER
Cleaning up the Maltese coastline by turning cooking fat into a diesel-substitute
MALTA

RIET VELL: ORGANIC FARMING AND NATURE
Bird-friendly farming
SPAIN

MEN ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
Improving the job prospects and quality of life of roadside labourers
SOUTH AFRICA

WEDDINGS THAT GIVE BACK
‘I Do’ Foundation: Americans spend $70 billion on weddings a year – a little is now going to charity
USA

REEF REHAB: RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PROJECT
Rechargeable batteries are restoring coral reefs in the Pacific
VANUATU

RESIN-BONDED ROOFTILES
Recycling plastic waste for indestructible roof tiles
UKRAINE

IRULA TRIBAL VENOM CENTRE
Supplying venom for medical needs
INDIA

Voting is open until 5pm 16th October 2005.

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