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Al Jazeera

Ndoni Khanyile

4 December 2015

Sukhrali, Haryana, India

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The rapid development of emerging economies across Asia and Africa is lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty - but there is much debate as to how to best structure this growth. If these economies evolve...

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Samantha Cowan

2 October 2015

Burkina Faso

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By supporting small-scale female farmers, Groundswell International, an NGO, is diversifying diets and combating food insecurity in countries in West Africa.

Anchorage Daily News

Scott Jensen

7 September 2015

Kivalina, Alaska, United States

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Lack of access to sanitary bathrooms in the village of Kivalina, Alaska led to the implementation of a novel, home-based water sanitation system, currently being tested for effectiveness. The hope is that it proves to...

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Jacob Kushner

1 September 2015

Kenya

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An African internet company has managed to do what the richest technology companies in Silicon Valley have attempted: Bring affordable and reliable internet service to rural communities. With the use of cheap solar te...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sam Eaton

5 June 2015

Matemwe, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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In Zanzibar, hundreds of households too poor and remote to have access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers trained by and Indian NGO. It's...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Anna Claire Vollers

27 May 2015

Alabama, United States

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Rural areas are seeing the shut down of medical services such as Labor & Delivery units, making it harder for expectant mothers to receive proper care. Dr. Waits in Bibb County is opening a Labor & delivery unit throu...

The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

14 May 2015

Jalgaon, India

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MIT engineers created a cost-efficient solution to the lack of potable water in rural India. They built a solar-powered desalination model, which won the Desal Prize at the "Securing Water for Food" challenge.

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

Ndoni Khanyile

13 May 2015

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

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The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (...

Global Post

Mandakini Gahlot

31 March 2015

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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The Indian government is attempting to stop the way in which people openly defecate in public by providing households with toilets. The real key is education about hygiene so the people understand why proper toilets a...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

Jesse Hardman

5 February 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

3 February 2015

Lang Tram, Vietnam

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When the Vietnamese government built a gate in the 1990s to block saltwater from entering a key canal, they hoped it would lead to flourishing, year-round rice crops. Without community buy-in and engagement, the gover...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

29 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

21 November 2014

Bangladesh

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During rain seasons in Bangladesh, rivers flooded villages and their agriculture so that local economies and food supplies were in jeopardy. A Bangladeshi non-profit Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha introduced small float...

MIT News

Nancy Adams

10 October 2014

Santa Maria Nebaj, El Quiché, Guatemala

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Using "Creative Capacity Building," MIT's D-Lab established in impoverished, rural areas in developing nations a method of empowering and supporting individuals in rural communities to invent low-cost technologies spe...

Grist

Ben Adler

23 July 2014

Aspen, Colorado, United States

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Rural areas are known for requiring tourists to rent a car in order to move around, which can be a significant added expense. But Aspen has developed a bus system that can bring residents or tourists from Aspen to sub...

Triple Pundit

Mary Mazzoni

30 January 2014

Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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The commercially-based Wind for Prosperity initiative may have devised a solution to meet growing demands for electricity in developing economies, where fossil fuels are expensive, difficult to access, and take a toll...

The New York Times

Jason Kass

18 November 2013

Peru

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Ecological toilets that use natural composting to break down waste are simple to construct, waterless and are easy to fix. But as philanthropists are finding, getting these to those that need it most is harder than a...

USA Today

Laura Baverman

21 July 2013

Antigua, Guatemala

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Development work is evolving beyond short-term mission trips and one-off donations into a more comprehensive, in-depth model that addresses long-term sustainability of a solution paired with empowerment of those being...

United Nations University

Sarah Hasaba

8 May 2013

Kenya

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Many of the issues facing underdeveloped rural communities stem from low rates of literacy. Researchers have found that cooperation between "formal and non-formal education systems" is an effective method in strengthe...

The Guardian

John Vidal

16 February 2013

Bihar, India

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The System of Root Intensification (SRI) method resulted in dramatically high yields from one Indian village. The system centers on a "less is more" approach and results in higher yields—without the use of GMOs. The i...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

21 November 2012

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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In many parts of the world, not owning one's own land is more directly correlated to poverty than other factors such as illiteracy, but land reform is controversial, difficult, and expensive. A new program called Land...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jacob Kushner

28 June 2012

Haiti

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An essential roadway in Haiti is being rebuilt in the kind of aid Haitians say is vital to economic recovery after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. National Route 7 is an important highway for farmers and other me...

The Lancet

Amy Yee

23 June 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal

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In Nepal, specialty eye hospitals are training staff to travel to remote areas of the country to provide eye care to rural communities. This initiative is aimed to prevent and treat trachoma, a degenerative eye diseas...

The New York Times

Daniel Bergner

6 April 2012

Kasese, Western Region, Uganda

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African coffee growers sell their raw beans cheaply to traders, earning very little for their work. The creator of Good African Coffee in Uganda was able to sell the first African roasted coffee internationally by sel...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 May 2011

Nanyuki, Laikipia, Kenya

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Most insurance companies avoid insuring poor farmers because the transaction costs are too high, but a non-profit in Kenya created a sustainable way to cover them.

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