Full story - August 15, 2018
a gay man in zambia hides his face
The LGBTQ community isn’t acknowledged in Zambia because the law doesn’t allow for its existence, so people who struggle with mental health issues often can’t find the care they need. Some grassroots organizations are working to help LGBTQ people, but they often operate in secret.
Full story - August 09, 2018
mexican handicrafts at a market in chiapas
For generations, artisans in Mexico’s Chiapas state have produced handmade crafts such as clothing, leather goods and looms, to be sold in local markets. But cheap, factory-made copies of these products, mostly from China, have begun to seep into the local market, presenting a serious threat to the artisans’ traditional livelihoods.
Full story - August 03, 2018
informal food stalls in haiti
Earlier in July, protests against price hikes paralyzed Port-au-Prince, but the demonstrations also forced the closing of one of the capital’s sources of affordable food: the informal street chefs known as “manje kwit.” With stands near markets and bus stops, these vendors offer meals for $1 or less, and their fare is a lifeline for many of the capital’s food-insecure residents.
Full story - July 25, 2018
a crowded street in kampala, uganda
A new traffic safety campaign in Uganda’s capital aims to shame drivers into following traffic laws. And some drivers have changed their behavior.
Full story - July 24, 2018
Darlington Chindoko, 22, sells textbooks on a street in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city. The books are scarce in public schools so many parents buy them for their children.
Former President Robert Mugabe promised radical change and improvement for education in Zimbabwe, but his 37-year rule bequeathed a system that still leaves most students unable to pass state exams. Candidates in the July 30 presidential election are offering a broad spectrum of policies to raise the quality of education in Zimbabwe.
Full story - July 02, 2018
a farmer living in Chansolme, shows off the solar-powered lighting equipment he purchased in November through the government’s “Ma Maison Eclairée” initiative.
Thanks to a program introduced in May 2017, some outlying communities have a reliable electrical supply. Government officials say the initiative, which aims to bring renewable energy to 10,000 families, is improving safety, communications and the quality of life across the nation.
Full story - June 19, 2018
volunteers pack food at a food bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina
As inflation continues to spiral higher in Argentina, hungry people are increasingly turning to food banks for help. Lawmakers are considering a food emergency bill that would support soup kitchens.
Full story - June 18, 2018
a graveyard in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, funerals matter, but money is tight. With little spare income, many Zimbabweans are facing a tough choice: insure their health or insure their funerals?
Full story - June 13, 2018
homes in a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Is a semblance of security worth the taxes that villagers are compelled to give the Mai Mai Mazembe armed group? Some in Miriki say yes, while many others have deserted their homes and left the region, at risk of going hungry.
Full story - June 08, 2018
Two women founded Safe Drivers, a collective of women drivers, with two friends in 2017. The collective provides family and friends with a safe alternative to public transportation in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital of Chiapas, Mexico.
Getting around the busy capital of Chiapas can be expensive, inconvenient and dangerous, so last year, four women banded together to provide driver services to friends and family. The women aren’t licensed taxi drivers, but their secret — safe, alternative transportation — is spreading fast.