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FABBAs helps to transform Ugandan slum school

FABBAs helps to transform Ugandan slum school

It might not look like a treasure chest. But the 40 foot shipping container outside the only school in Kamwokya slum...

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Fiji: HK kids give village school a hand up

Fiji: HK kids give village school a hand up

Behind the perfect beaches and five star resorts, much of Fiji’s rural population lives in poverty, with many unable to...

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Hearts and Hands: Joining hands with China’s deaf artisans

Hearts and Hands: Joining hands with China’s deaf artisans

Lei Mei, of China, was 25 when she suddenly lost her hearing. She’s not sure exactly how it happened,...

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Philippines: Healing after Haiyan

Philippines: Healing after Haiyan

Two families in Barangay Bacabac, Philippines were huddled together in a village building as the worst typhoon in the country’s...

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Kenya: Korogocho’s trash-pickers

Kenya: Korogocho’s trash-pickers

At first, the gigantic garbage dump outside Korogocho slum in Kenya looks as you’d expect: hideous, grey mountains of...

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Morgan Stanley investing in Children

Morgan Stanley investing in Children

“The majority of schools in rural Nepal are inadequately resourced,” says the NGO, First Steps Himalaya. “Children often have to sit...

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Christmas cards – Peru

Christmas cards – Peru

“Those were the years of violence,” said Juliana, a Peruvian woman who works with craft collective Kuyanakuy. She reflected on...

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Not just a piece of cloth

Not just a piece of cloth

Extreme taboo surrounds the process of menstruation in some parts of India, says local NGO, Goonj. What options do women have, then,...

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Dancing Goats and fair trade coffee

Dancing Goats and fair trade coffee

Dancing goats are, it would seem, responsible for the world’s love of coffee. According to legend, Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherd...

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