Marau is a city in the western Indonesian province of Kalimantan, a place highly impacted by poverty, illiteracy and, more recently, the ugly side of the palm oil trade. For the past decade, the world’s insatiable demand for palm oil has led... read more
For generations, high levels of illiteracy and poverty have plagued the towns of Embu and Kangeta in Kenya. With little or no stable source of income for families to live on, prostitution, drug dealing and petty theft run rampant. Young girls are... read more
Kicolo is a slum in the Angolan capital of Luanda, a place devastated by decades of civil war, corrupt local rule and the high rates of poverty and unemployment that go hand in hand with years of neglect. Despite Angola’s recent miraculous... read more
The damage from devastating floods that crippled Bangkok in June, 2011 is still being tallied. Thousands of residents are still homeless or living in makeshift temporary shelter, and many others have had to start over from scratch. Victims of the... read more
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The 2010 Human Development Index (HDI) report for Latin America and the Caribbean went into further detail: Bolivians suffer from chronically low rates of literacy, education, life... read more