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A Summer to serve: Crossroads’ 2014 interns

A Summer to serve: Crossroads’ 2014 interns

Standing before Joseph was a woman in crisis. After being violently abused by her husband, the woman had taken her 5...

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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, but it...

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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 history raged...

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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 refuse, rotting...

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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 on dirty...

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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 the bloody...

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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, without access...

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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 from ancient...

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Sunbula

Sunbula

Faced with the challenge of feeding a family in situations of uncertain economics and security, the women of Palestine often cannot...

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