Most people know the experience of temporarily living without clean water – whether as a result of a plumbing problem, power outage or dry well. Now take a moment and think about water a couple thousand miles away.
With one of the world’s largest populations, waste management there is an ongoing challenge, even in affluent areas.
“I played alone,” says Alhassane, a 12-year-old boy from a village in Guinea. “I couldn’t go to school often, because my presence in class would make the other children not pay attention to the lessons.”...
There had been no harvest, and the livestock were cruelly thin. Once-fertile lands were now dry and filled with dust.
Kefyalech’s family is not alone. Poor rainfall over two growing seasons has limited the number of crops, and El Niño is delaying rainfall now.
"Young people like me are the future of the nation," says 20-year-old Leandro of Timor-Leste, located on the island of Timor in the Malay Archipelago north of Australia.
Sofia, 14, has a friendly smile and an air of confidence. She is the chairperson of the student parliament in her school in central Ethiopia. When she grows up, she hopes to be a doctor. But not long ago, this dream was about to disappear.
Whenever Fatmata was out of school or finished with her chores of the day, you could find her with her best friends: books.
Else, who lives in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province, is a nursing school graduate and has been sponsored since she was a child.
Traditional healers in Guinea provided help in public awareness campaigns during the Ebola outbreak. Baba Galle is a well known traditional healer who sees patients weekly from villages in Guinea’s Dalaba province, which was seriously...