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You eat a delicious, satisfying dinner, feel full to the brim, but when the beautiful question ‘Should we get dessert?’ comes around, it’s always a yes — satisfaction for the sweet moment but could dismay afterwards.

It’s true, we always have room for desserts, whether we indulge that sensation with dessert or not (kudos if you have the willpower) but the sweet sensation is an satisfaction for a moment. Satisfaction is a great feeling it comes and disappears. The sensation of (accomplished) satisfaction is addictive as sweet but it grows to stay.

This sensation or feeling is what our human body drives we are prewired to drive on the (sweet) primary success even the smallest s give you the drive for more even we are full. With the willpower we can control our next step to accomplish more as the taste of success is like our desert (but definitive healthier). Success is sweet and can be as addictive.

In our lives from young to the far end we need to remind our self that the smallest accomplishments are the mayor building block for who we are today and will be tomorrow and in the future. Tell Your Children sweet is appealing. But accomplishments create appetite and warrants success, thats is real sweet.

And lets try to remember “Happiness comes from accomplishments”

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Today is International Women’s Day and as such I would like to honor all the (professional) woman in my life, past and present, who have fueled, organized, and grown the businesses I have teamed up with over the course of my career. These women have enabled my personal and professional growth and have also allowed me to see the world through another’s eyes. For this, and the countless other ways these women enhance our businesses, our industries, our communities, and our lives, I thank them, today, and every day.

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Imagine the 600 Million illiterate people living in the poorest, off-grid rural villages and neighborhoods in need of major change. While change began years ago with the proliferation of small home solar systems that provide energy access, today Kumbaya has laid the ground work for accessibility to not only the much-needed power and light, but also to “network connectivity’ that ensures access to the basic necessities to transform illiteracy in to knowledge. At Kumbaya, our focus is developing the technologies to ensure we have a platform that allows our user to acquire the necessary skills and basic education.

Why education? Despite great progress in the last few years, millions of children are still denied their right to education. Restricted access to education is one of the surest ways of transmitting poverty from generation to generation. Education is a vital human right. Every girl and every boy should have the right to a quality education so that they can have more opportunities in life, including employment, better health and the possibility to participate in the political process. At Kumbaya, we believe the most important period to acquire the basics are the first years. This is when we must ensure that children learn to read, count, and acquire the necessary life skills to form the basic fundaments for continued learning throughout their lives.

Children who have access to quality early childhood programs do better in primary school and will have better academic outcomes later. It is vital that low and lower middle-income nations invest more in affordable early childhood programs.

Our Kumbaya connected platform was designed for the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, those who are most likely living in rural off grid communities and affected because of a lack of electrification and connectivity. In most of these areas, the high illiteracy rates are due to non-existent or unsuitable education infrastructure, lack of trained teachers and inadequate learning materials.

We are often asked, “Why is educating girls in rural Africa your emphasis?”

Educated girls and women tend to be healthier, have fewer children, earn more income and provide better health care for themselves and their future children. These benefits also are transmitted from generation to generation and across communities at large, making girls’ education one of the best investments a country can make.

Any form of support is welcome.

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Communicate in proverMen and women communicate differently.  That is no secret.   In order for women in developing countries to learn to share power with men, and thereby become more effective in promoting food security, rural development, and contribute to other societal advancement, we must become critically aware of gender-sensitive communication. These are vital building blocks that will have an impact on generations to come.

Poverty has a different definition in the emerging world than it does in developed nations.  The term ‘poverty’ is used broadly in the emerging world to include lack of material resources, minimal or no access to healthcare, limited access to education and information, deprivation of civil rights, minimal — if any — access to economic growth opportunity, professional training and access to capital. In broad strokes, alleviation of proverty would mean betterment of any of these challenges, although measurement of improvement is difficult to measure.  Change takes time.  A fast track to addressing poverty at all of its levels is access to information.  Access to mobile communication is the difference between abject poverty and hope.

This hope will quickly turn into action as newly empowered communities will have access to information beyond the traditional media of television, radio and telephone, which are now all accessible via Internet.  Great personal evolution and economic growth will result when previously isolated communities reach out to the rest of the world.  Likely, their shortcut to commerce come through embracing digital currencies over cumbersome microfinance instruments.

At Powerstorm Capital Corp., we see a future on the near horizon where our hybrid power solutions will greatly contribute to establishment of thriving communities throughout the emerging world.

 

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CREATE AN AUTHENTIC CONNECTION“WHEN WE FEARLESSLY FIGHT FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN AND REMAIN HOPELESSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT LIFE, LOVE AND THE FUTURE, WE CREATE AN AUTHENTIC CONNECTION WITH ALL IN OUR PATH. MOST IMPORTANTLY WITH OURSELF.”

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inspiredIf we do what we want to do, what we have to do and what is needed, nobody has to tell us what you have to do. If we get more it’s because we give more, we do more. Compassion is important, but it’s more important to tend to our responsibilities. Let the new year inspire us to be inspired, responsible and giving. Let us show our inner strength to our loved ones to help improve their daily routines to do what’s needed.

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