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Stories about Development

25 September 2014

This Organization Is Fighting the Long Battle Against Poverty in Mexico

The international organization TECHO has helped build more than 3,000 houses in Mexico's poorest areas. Global Voices looks at the inequality TECHO uncovered in Xochimilco.

How Climate-Smart Villages in Bangladesh, India and Nepal Are Preparing Farmers for the Future

As part of the effort to help farmers adapt to changing climates, text and voice messages were sent to 1,400 farmers in 60 Indian villages with important farming information.

16 September 2014

Was a Popular Saint Lucia Blog Taken Down by Google Hateful or Just Outspoken?

Global Voices Advocacy

The no-holds-barred, muckraking blog had become both notorious and controversial among people interested in local politics -- and then it was blocked, without warning.

15 September 2014

Pakistan's Government, Industry Complain of Economic Losses Due to Protests

Protesters from two very different political camps in Pakistan have staged a peaceful sit-in in Islamabad since August 14 with a common demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif due to...

10 September 2014

Less Than 10% of Rural Sub-Saharan Africans Have Access to Electricity. What's Being Done to Change That?

Fifteen percent of the world's population lives in Africa, yet they represent only 3 percent of global electricity consumption. Organizations are carrying out various electrification projects to wire the continent.

9 September 2014

Will Kyrgyzstan's Winter Be a Blackout Again?

Since the beginning of summer the Kyrgyz government has been warning of coming electricity shortages. With autumn already here, many Kyrgyzstanis are anticipating the arrival of a cold, dark winter.

3 September 2014

These 8 Ice Bucket Spinoffs Challenge Hunger, War and Politics

From the “Lather Against Ebola” campaign against Ebola in Côte d'Ivoire to the Rubble Bucket Challenge for children in Gaza, people are repurposing the viral phenomenon.

31 August 2014

A Home-Grown Campaign in Bhutan Is Giving Refurbished Shoes to Thousands Who Need Them

Bhutanese entrepreneur Dawa Drakpa cleans and recycles old footwear and distributes them to those who can't afford a decent pair. Nearly 1 percent of the country's population have received shoes.

25 August 2014

African Ebola Survivors Share Their Stories of Recovery and Stigma

"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."

24 August 2014

‘Behind the Wheel': A Look at the Women Tajikistan's Russia-Bound Men Leave Behind

"Behind the Wheel" is a short film about migration and an extraordinary woman named Nigora, who overcame betrayal and local gender stereotypes to set up shop fixing car tires.

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