We found a group of Haitians rebuilding their country in a sustainable, scalable model through decentralization. Unfortunately, foreign aid tends to overlook this in favour of short-term, surface relief.
At mid-morning on Election Day, Iman sat cross-legged outside her tent in a refugee camp in Hinche, Haiti, hunched over a bowl of beans. When asked if she would vote, she chuckled, rolled her eyes and continued opening the pods with her fingers.
Last month a new study detailed attitudes of Pakistanis in Kashmir towards Americans. In the areas most hard-hit by the earthquake, more than 60 per cent people said they trust Europeans and Americans.
Sahr Banga used to go to a school with walls made of dung. The community mothers would re-smear them every few months. When the weather warmed to scorching temperatures, they dried, cracked and crumbled.
Earlier this month, 100 Canadian youth volunteers brought the precious gift of water to six villages in Kenya's Maasai Mara. They stood alongside community members as the water distribution system opened.
The delta is the third-largest wetland in the world. Farmland and fishing should be a source of income for 31 million inhabitants. However, the oil-saturated water has destroyed most crops and fish stock.