Poverty

When Documenting The Homeless, This Photographer Ended Up Finding Her Estranged Father

When Documenting The Homeless, This Photographer Ended Up Finding Her Estranged Father

Sometimes in life, we lose touch with those who once held an important role in our past. Not all relationships are meant to last, and that truth was accepted long ago by photographer Diana Kim. So imagine the 30-year-old’s surprise when one day, while documenting Honolulu, Hawaii’s homeless population, she connected again with her father […]

For Their Wedding, This Turkish Couple Invited 4,000 Refugees To Celebrate With Them

For Their Wedding, This Turkish Couple Invited 4,000 Refugees To Celebrate With Them

A Turkish couple decided to start their marriage off right when they, last week, invited 4,000 Syrian refugees to celebrate with them. Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat shared their “I do’s” in Kilis province on the Syrian border, which is presently the location where thousands of refugees are fleeing conflict in the neighboring country. Hatice […]

Peru Will Provide FREE Solar To 2 Million Of Its Poorest Residents

Peru Will Provide FREE Solar To 2 Million Of Its Poorest Residents

The country of Peru aims to provide free electricity to over 2 million of its poorest residents by harnessing the power of the sun. Jorge Merino, the Energy and Mining Minister of Peru, says that the National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will provide electricity to poor households through the installation of photovoltaic panels. As reported […]

World’s FIRST Malaria Vaccine Approved, To Be Dispersed Not-For-Profit

World’s FIRST Malaria Vaccine Approved, To Be Dispersed Not-For-Profit

In sub-Saharan Africa, more than a quarter million children under the age of five die every year from Malaria. Statistics marking this life-threatening disease may soon decrease, however, as a vaccine against malaria was recently approved by a European medical agency for use in Africa. European regulators examined phase III clinical trial results involving more […]

‘Smart Bins’ Will Act As Wi-Fi Hot Spots To Those In Underserved Neighborhoods

‘Smart Bins’ Will Act As Wi-Fi Hot Spots To Those In Underserved Neighborhoods

As was recently shared in the article “Education Can Be Beamed To Poor, Rural Locations With This Device,” the ability to connect to the world wide web and receive free information is an invaluable resource that has potential to positively shape the world. With knowledge comes the ability to introduce change, which is why efforts […]