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This Couple in India Is Turning Discarded Clothing Into Something Every Woman Needs

Donated fabrics are being repurposed into sanitary pads for women in India who can’t afford them....

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Why Farmers in India Are Committing Suicide—and How a New App Is Poised to Change That

SourceTrace aims to help small farmers get paid quickly and connect directly to buyers....

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Can You Guess Which Country Is Winning at Conservation?

Believe it or not, environmental protection is written into the constitution....

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Our 10 Favorite Success Stories From Around the World in 2014

We're looking back on a year of incredible progress and achievements in the developing world....

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The Real Magic of Carpets: Transforming 28,000 Lives With $200

One man’s idea to double salaries and let artisans work from home has created a positive ripple effect across five states in India....

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This Former Microsoft Employee Launched a Jobs Site—but You Don’t Need Internet Access to Apply

Sean Blagsvedt's company is helping bridge the digital divide between wealthy employers and low-income applicants in India....

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Move Over, Doctors—Plumbers Without Borders Are Coming to the Rescue

No access to clean water? Global sanitation crisis on your hands? Now you know who to call....

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The World’s Worst Place to Give Birth

Despite a booming economy, a new report says maternal health in India is worse than in sub-Saharan Africa....

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7 Things People Are Talking About Right Now When It Comes to Global Progress

Forward thinkers in development gathered this week to discuss what’s next and what could be done better....

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Serving Up Justice in the World’s Rape Capital—via Smartphones

MediCapt is a new app that moves to digitize—and standardize—the process of a rape kit in the Congo....

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The Social Media Network Saving Lives, No Internet Needed

A social media enterprise is helping remote, offline populations in India connect to crucial information, one phone call at a time....

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13 Photos That Prove Living in a Poor, Rural Area Doesn’t Have to Be a Death Sentence for Babies

13 Photos That Prove Living in a Poor, Rural Area Doesn’t Have to Be a Death Sentence for Babies...

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7 Things People Are Talking About Right Now When It Comes to Global Progress

Forward thinkers in development gathered this week to discuss what’s next and what could be done better....

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The Instagram Project Taking Us Inside Nepal's Post-Earthquake Struggle

The Instagram Project Taking Us Inside Nepal's Post-Earthquake Struggle...

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Girls Who Love Math and Science Just Got $25 Million Worth of Good News

The MasterCard Foundation announced a major investment today that aims to support young African women interested in STEM-related careers....