23-year-old Cécile McLorin Salvant grew into a jazz singer only by leaving the US and heading to France. The singer has since won acclaim from her peers in the jazz world. In 2010 she won the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington DC.
The Geo Quiz takes us to Haiti this time, where an unusual event is taking place. It's a combination flashmob, religious pilgrimage, and parade, called Kita Nago, but what exactly is this Kita Nago? And where is it going?
When Haiti was devastated by an earthquake, many fled the country. Jardonna Constant was among them, and arrived in New York, unsure of what her future held. Now three years later, Constant has graduated high school, entered college and has a bright future.
Among developing nations, cancer is an increasingly prevalent cause of death. It's largely overtaken other diseases as the leading cause of death in those countries -- mostly because there's little or no access to affordable prevention and treatment.
In the fight against global poverty, little is easy. A Denver group is recognizing that and trying to bring groups in that field together to leverage each other's strengths and make it easier for them to work together. They're turning to an abandoned horse barn to do so.
Haitian women know little about breast cancer and those who contract it rarely receive treatment. An American charity and its local partners are trying to change that. But it's not easy providing cancer care in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.
A United Nations group set out to clean up a Port-au-Prince neighborhood by converting trash to cooking fuel. It was a project with many goals, that ultimately wasn't sustainable financially. It seems many programs in Haiti suffer under their own weight.