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Hope Springs for Fatuma

It takes a lot of strength to carry 55 pounds of water for more than four hours across eastern Ethiopia’s arid highlands. It also takes particular strength to change the...

Never expecting to attend school, bright futures lie ahead for two sisters

Manjura, 7 and Mansura, 8 are sisters who live in the Shastri Park slum of Delhi, India, near the railway line. Their cottage is alongside a train track where many children...

Nine Years Old and Married

When Tino was 9, she spent her days tending to small animals in her pastorialist village in Ethiopia. The child had never attended school, and was barely old enough to have a...

Saved By Lunch

Good hygiene makes good sense — particularly in one Haitian community where 13 children in the Onde Latine School have died of cholera since it broke out in 2011.

I Feel Powerless

The light goes on and off. It flickers for a few seconds, and then everything turns dark again. Hala sits on the floor of her small room in Beirut. Ahmed, one of her five...

I Was a Child Groom

I don't remember very much about my wedding, just that there was a big party and I was carried to it in an ornate carriage. I was 8 years old. Rajkumari, my wife, was 7.

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