Beh paw Gaw is a New Roots graduate and a Karen refugee from Myanmar. Now she has her own three acre farm which she runs with her sister Pay lay, who is also a graduate of the New Roots program. Oluwakemi Aladesuyi/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Oluwakemi Aladesuyi/NPR
Refugees Plant The Seeds Of A New Community In Kansas City
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/473721841/473735430" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Ayub Mohamed is a nominee for the Global Teacher Prize, worth $1 million, given out by the Varkey Foundation. YouTube hide caption

toggle caption YouTube
Lesson Plan: Teach Students How To Rebuff Terrorist Recruiters
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/469929149/470040323" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu hopes to create job opportunities by investing in African startups. Above: Elumelu, center right, speaks at an entrepreneurship event in July 2015. Courtesy of Tony Elumelu Foundation hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Tony Elumelu Foundation
To End Poverty, Billionaire Gives $10,000 To 10,000 Entrepreneurs
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/464603499/464603500" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The University of Toronto's solar-powered pond aerator could help fish farmers in Bangladesh earn up to $250 of extra income a year. Courtesy of Powering Agriculture and University of Toronto hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Powering Agriculture and University of Toronto

Babajide Bello of the tech company Andela takes a selfie with AOL's Steve Case after the pair played a pickup game of pingpong. Courtesy of Andela hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Andela
Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/429045737/429065130" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Noemi Sosa shops at Daily Table, a nonprofit supermarket in Dorchester, Mass. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

toggle caption Jesse Costa/WBUR
Trader Joe's Ex-President Opens Store With Aging Food And Cheap Meals
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/411777947/412046980" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A new smartphone app gives a close-up view of a patient's eye. Screengrab from video by Peek Vision, produced in collaboration with Sony Mobile. hide caption

toggle caption Screengrab from video by Peek Vision, produced in collaboration with Sony Mobile.

More than 1 million people in Peru earn less than the equivalent of about $450 each year. Courtesy of Michael Rizzo/CGAP hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Michael Rizzo/CGAP
What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/406757551/406938721" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript