Grappling with his breath on the hospital bed the tiny baby, one month old, is very sick. This is his second day at the Mankein Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) and Martha, his mother, is worried about the children she has left at home.
School attendance goes up, students get healthier and governments pay attention
High in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, CARE implemented a program to help families harvest water from the air for drinking and washing.
An intercultural approach to fighting poverty is complex. When dealing with indigenous people, it often goes beyond language to include a respect for local customs and traditions.
Solar lamps are a simple, fundamental intervention that can improve the lives of the rural poor in Rwanda.
Having no electricity, families traditionally rely on kerosene or battery power to light their homes at night.
It takes a lot of strength to carry 55 pounds of water for more than four hours across eastern Ethiopia’s arid highlands. It also takes particular strength to change the circumstances that force women to shoulder that burden.
Fatuma Muhammed is strong in both these ways, and more.
The “bead game” was designed to address some of the pressure women in certain cultures feel to give birth to boy children, and reduce the stigma placed upon women who give birth to girls.