Thanks to the Join My Village maternal health program in India, women like Seema are learning about prenatal care and safe births in their local villages.
This ‘burden’ said no to child marriage, and demanded an education instead.
It was all arranged, even the dowry.
Water is essential to life. And yet it could have kept Susan out of school for good.
Experiencing, witnessing and perpetrating violence is an all too common reality for boys growing up in this post-conflict environment, which is still marred by the violent breakup of the former Yugoslavia in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Marie-Goreth, 18, has never been to school. She cannot read or write. She wakes in the morning to walk almost one hour to a field where her family grows rice and sweet potatoes.
I work for the Atlanta-headquartered humanitarian organization CARE. My job title is “Staff Writer” but, in reality, I’m as much of a finder as I am a writer.