Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
Made in China.
Cairo's trash-filled neighborhoods are the proud home of nearly 70,000 Coptic Christian zabaleen people and the majority of Egypt's pig population.
Barbers from the Swat Valley were forbidden to shave off the beards of their customers under Taliban rule, which condemned the practice as "un-Islamic." Since the
“Everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy food while being treated with dignity.” This is the philosophy of So All May Eat, a cafe in Denver, Colorado.
India's textile industry is contracting after several years of almost double digit growth, Forbes reports. About 35 million people are employed through India's textile industry.
Imagine being an aid worker isolated in rural Zimbabwe, where the worst cholera outbreak in 15 years has claimed more than 4,000 lives in recent months.
Pakistan’s Swat Valley is currently at the epicenter of an armed conflict between the Pakistani military and the Taliban insurgents.
"The largest mass poisoning in history," according to the World Health Organization, is in Bangladesh, where there'
An estimated 12 percent of children in sub-Saharan Africa are homeless. If we're going to make a dent in this problem, we need more people like Anna and Phina Mojapelo.
Can architects, community leaders, students, and health care professionals all come together to design a better world for people in developing nations? That's exactly what the non-profit Architecture for Humanity is trying to do.
One of the most basic forms of technology — the radio — is helping women in rural parts of India's Andhra Pradesh educate other women in their communities.
Tina in Philly makes her own laundry detergent and cuts washcloths out of old towels. Lisa in New York pays for everything in cash and leaves her card at home so she isn't tempted to use it if she doesn't really need to.
What happens when tens of thousands of impoverished Africans sue one of Britain's biggest oil companies for sickening them with toxic waste?
Pork is a staple of the Romanian diet, and the country has become one of the largest producers of pig products in Europe. But it's not necessarily Romanians who are profiting from the growing industry.
As unemployment increases worldwide, countries are looking at ways to stop the bleeding. Spain, Japan and the Czech Republic have decided to pay unemployed immigrants to return to their homelands.
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