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Rural India

The People Vs. POSCO

Kayonaaz Kalyanwala | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kayonaaz Kalyanwala

The struggle against POSCO is not just about fighting illegal acquisition but questioning the very method of non-consultative development that destroys existing local economies at the name of a notional prosperity"

In Rural Communities, Young Women Drive Generational Change

Eden Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Eden Rock

In rural communities throughout Africa, Asia and Latin American, committed young women derive satisfaction and pride from helping other women to shape a better future for their children. Yet every one of these amazing young women also envisions a future married and with a family of her own. Wistfully, they admit that eventually it will likely be necessary to leave this demanding yet deeply satisfying work behind.

'Pissed Off' in Rural India

Michaela Haas | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Poor sanitation facilities are a pernicious problem in India, where over half of the population lacks a toilet, and open defecation is the norm.

Making Money, and Changing Lives, by Lighting Rural India

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

The thinking is that if the rural poor get more power -- literally, in the form of renewable heat and light -- their other problems might begin to take care of themselves.

India: Dozens Of More Farmers Commit Suicide Due To Drought

AP | OMER FAROOQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HYDERABAD, India — Dozens of impoverished farmers struggling with debt and poor rainfall have killed themselves in southern India in recent week...