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7 February 2019
Balad Kalan’s Scheduled Castes, popularly called Dalits, collectively bid to win the rights to fertile common lands that big landlords had taken control of. Each family contributed what they could and, after protests ...
2 November 2018
Nebraska, United States
Access to civic institutions, such as local newspapers, arts facilities, churches, and even breweries, help people feel more connected to their communities and less inclined to support populist candidates. Rural areas...
19 October 2018
Under 800 Words
In villages in Bubisa, Kenya, women have come together to form informal community banks so that they may have greater financial access and power. These groups of women together save money, and then lend and borrow mon...
9 October 2018
Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
Medical professionals travel to remote areas of Nigeria with little access to family planning or maternal health care to hand out resources such as condoms or birth control and to train villages' Traditional Birth Att...
3 October 2018
Independence, Kansas, United States
Over 3000 Words
After losing its only hospital, finding a sustainable model to provide emergency care proved difficult. The city increased EMS resources and, after years of negotiation and fundraising, Labette Health opened the Indep...
28 September 2018
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Hope Credit Union has a mission: serving mostly black, marginalized communities in the South whose capital was historically displaced through slavery. In 2017, the credit union gave out $100 million in loans. ‘That to...
11 September 2018
Bida, Niger, Nigeria
The state of Niger has the most land mass in all of Nigeria, and as a result people are widespread and difficult to reach with important medical information. Polio in children is a serious issue in Niger, but a steady...
10 May 2018
West Virginia, United States
Over 3000 Words
The Queer Appalachia Instagram account has created a virtual community combating the isolation and fear that are often present in the lives of queer people living in Appalachia. In a region particularly hard-hit by th...
19 April 2018
Tamil Nadu, India
Broadcast TV Programs
An organization funded by the government called Foundation for Ecological Security is leading the charge to reforest wastelands in India to alleviate some of the struggles that rural areas undergo. This creates holdin...
10 April 2018
Kingston, New Mexico, United States
Without much support from local governments, unincorporated towns turn to personal connections to sustain themselves. In the towns of Kingston and Hillsboro, in southern New Mexico, residents cherish their social netw...
10 January 2018
Choteau, Montana, United States
Officials in rural Montana towns are trying to find what the correct “formula” is for spurring population growth. The town of Choteau is working with the Montana Economic Developers Association to conduct research ass...
11 December 2017
Solar powered assistive technologies boost economic gains and quality of life for rural communities in Nigeria. Rural farmers can rent solar dryers for a faster and more efficient way to dry their harvests, which can ...
22 November 2017
Machakos, Machakos County, Kenya
Broadcast TV Programs
In a small town in Kenya called Machakos, several solar power startups are bringing light and electricity to families who previously went without. Using a pay-as-you-go mobile payment system and a single solar panel, ...
1 October 2017
Over 15 Minutes
This episodes highlights two efforts that have been put in place to provide a service poor people don’t have access to. One of those is Simpa Network, which is providing affordable electricity through solar power to p...
2 January 2017
Iola, Kansas, United States
The small town of Iola, KS, and Allen County's GROW Council offer a case study of how local communities across this prairie state have worked to solve the absence of grocery stores in many rural areas. Through local r...
10 October 2016
Farmington, New Mexico, United States
To address the lack of available WiFi outside of school settings, a local college in Farmington, New Mexico, offers students the ability to check out wireless hotspots for one week at a time, While the school's resour...
13 October 2014
Dhemaji, Assam, India
Building a house on stilts is an age old tradition created by the Mishings, a tribe in India. The practice allowed them to live close to the river, without flooding their homes. In Assam, a state in India, the Mishing...
3 February 2013
In order to hunt for the oldest fossils in Africa, scientists needed to produce alternative forms of energy to allow them to live in these desert regions. One such project is the gasifier, which turns discarded doum p...
14 January 2007
Anita, Iowa, United States
Under 800 Words
Anita, Iowa faced many of the same challenges as other small towns when the last local grocer closed amid competition with large chains like Costco and Walmart. But when its residents realized the value of a local "mo...
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