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Bicycles, boats, and boda bodas

Bicycles, boats, and boda bodas

The old, wooden boat slid its way through the waters of Lake Kivu. The boat’s passengers steered the vessel, laden with heavy boxes of food, toward Ishwa Island in Rwanda. They could see the shoreline, which could only be reached by boat, in the distance — full of...
Hunger steals from one generation after the next

Hunger steals from one generation after the next

Despite the meaning of her name, baby Genesis isn’t the beginning of her family’s story of struggle. That began long ago — decades before Genesis was ever born. And she isn’t the first in her family to suffer from malnutrition. Unfortunately, malnutrition is a vicious...
Countries in crisis: Haiti

Countries in crisis: Haiti

I still remember the day a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Haiti.I was just a freshman in college, watching between classes as the images of dust and debris filled the news and the horrifying death toll continued to rise. It was heartbreaking. My life...
Countries in crisis: Zambia

Countries in crisis: Zambia

For years, Zambia suffered drought after drought causing one of the worst food crises in the world.This scarcity of water is ironic when you think that Zambia is home to the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfall — Victoria Falls.Luckily, with rainfall...
Countries in crisis: Uganda

Countries in crisis: Uganda

It’s often called “the Pearl of Africa,” and with good reason. Uganda has captured the hearts of many travelers throughout the years. In fact, many believe it was Winston Churchill that coined the nickname. And the name is true. With its tropical climate, beautiful...
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