Educate Women, and the whole community progresses

How health, nutrition and agriculture training to one can help so many more.
Sometimes it’s the simplest solutions that are the most effective.

Source: USAID – US Agency for International Development (Facebook)


Roads, not more farming, solves global hunger

“The problem isn’t a lack of food. Hunger is a logistics problem.” Esther Ndichu, Humanitarian.

In South Sudan WFP’s roads help farmers get their products to markets, earn an income and feed the community. A journey that once took one week, now only takes 3 hours.

Source: World Food Programme (Facebook)


The rich-poor divide (drone pictures)

Unequal Scenes portrays scenes of inequality in South Africa from the air. 
Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground. The beauty of being able to fly is to see things from a new perspective – to see things as they really are. Looking straight down from a height of several hundred meters, incredible scenes of inequality emerge. Some communities have been expressly designed with separation in mind, and some have grown more or less organically.

During apartheid, segregation of urban spaces was instituted as policy. Roads, rivers, “buffer zones” of empty land, and other barriers were constructed and modified to keep people separate. 22 years after the end of apartheid, many of these barriers, and the inequalities they have engendered, still exist. Oftentimes, communities of extreme wealth and privilege will exist just meters from squalid conditions and shack dwellings.