Category Archives: poverty

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…and then some.

The Good Remember that scene in American Beauty when the intense, borderline-creepy, documentarian-obsessed teen is showing his girlfriend a video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind, and marvels about how beautiful it is? He says: “… And I … Continue reading

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There was no joy in the brilliance of sunshine

“Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, … Continue reading

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Sanitation: Key for Nutrition Outcomes in India

The NY Times posted an article today about India’s sanitation issues. The thought is, that most children get enough food to eat, and sanitation and hygiene are the real issues that impact nutrition outcomes. Open defecation is widely practiced in India … Continue reading

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Memories of Poverty (Ricordi di poverta)

Poverty Means (Fill in the Blank) I have been thinking a lot lately about development. One of the main goals of many of us working in development is to eliminate poverty. But what is poverty? Poverty means different things to … Continue reading

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remembering young women

Much of the focus from the international community has been on ending child undernutrition and interventions that improve growth and development of kids. One population that has been largely neglected is adolescent girls and young women. Evidence shows that maternal … Continue reading

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Special Series: 7 Billion – National Geographic Magazine

Special Series: 7 Billion – National Geographic Magazine.

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Basta to pizza Naples? Fuhgeddaboudit!

I recently traveled to Naples for a short weekend, and found the city to be the pulsing beat of Italy’s immense heart, or maybe it is the heart attack…More on that soon. There is so much of Naples that reminds … Continue reading

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