“All lives have equal value.”
– The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are well-known around the world for the philanthropic work of their foundation.
Focused on education and health care–the two basic building blocks of any viable society–the Gates Foundation has become a leader in initiatives intended to prevent HIV/AIDS and to eradicate malaria.
In addition to these well-publicized campaigns, though, the Gates Foundation is hard at work on various other projects around the world. Here are five fascinating–and necessary–projects spearheaded by the Gates Foundation that you’ve probably never heard of: