International stories

Hope in Rural Cameroon

Hope in Rural Cameroon

There are between 1 million and 4 million child labourers in Cameroon aged between 5-14. Some of them work on plantations...

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Hunan Ethnic Crafts

Hunan Ethnic Crafts

Meiman, of China, knows the meaning of fair trade first hand. For almost a year, Meiman worked in a large factory...

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Qinghai Earthquake

Qinghai Earthquake

On 14th April 2010, an earthquake measuring around 7 on the Richter scale shattered the lives of people in Qinghai, a...

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Katya’s Story

Katya’s Story

When Katya* was found by local schoolteacher Eva, she was filthy and infested with lice, living without parents in a small...

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Bombs to Jewellery

Bombs to Jewellery

Young Heang, just  three or four months of age, did not enjoy the fun of babyhood that is the ‘norm for...

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Drug rehab centre – Kazakhstan

Drug rehab centre – Kazakhstan

Intoxicated people are a part of the fabric of life on the streets of Shymkent, Kazakhstan. “Most people ignore happy drunks and...

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Threads of Yunnan: Mountain-made Fair Trade

Threads of Yunnan: Mountain-made Fair Trade

Life is a struggle for Wang Ping Fen and her husband. They live with their three children in the mountains of...

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Ghana: “Read-to-Succeed”

Ghana: “Read-to-Succeed”

Though many in Africa look to Ghana as a model for political and economic reform, difficulties such as poverty, disease, and...

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China

China

80 year old Xiang and his wife woke, in the black of night, as rushing water poured into their village home,...

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