February 27, 2014 / Untold Stories by Roger Thurow

Diego Sarat didn't know what a goat was when his wife signed up for a new nutrition program in Guatemala. He soon discovered it would be a turning point in the health of his children.

February 24, 2014 / Untold Stories by Kerstin Egenhofer

In Malawi, students drop out in droves because they can't afford the cost of staying in school. Giving money directly to the poorest students could be one way to keep them in the classroom.

February 21, 2014 / Untold Stories by Brandice Camara

Poverty and politics are two of the biggest challenges impacting the health of women and children in Guinea.

February 21, 2014 / Untold Stories by Kate Riley

Ecuador's government is pushing for a "culture of quality" that emphasizes higher education and improved academic rigor. However, freedom to choose a path of study is not guaranteed.

February 20, 2014 / Untold Stories by Carlos Javier Ortiz

In Guatemala City, gun violence doesn't discriminate. Fourteen-year-old Michael René Coyoy Hernandez was just one of 2013's 6,000 victims.

February 20, 2014 / Untold Stories by Carlos Javier Ortiz

Siretha White was shot to death during her 11th birthday party. Seven years later, her family reunited to celebrate her life on the day she would have turned 18.

February 20, 2014 / Untold Stories by Carlos Javier Ortiz

A lack of community resources in Chicago's south- and westside neighborhoods translates into endemic poverty and gun violence, two of the city's main impediments to further development.

February 19, 2014 / MSNBC by Carlos Javier Ortiz

Obama's new initiative, "My Brother's Keeper," aims to decrease the number of young men going to prison.

February 19, 2014 / MSNBC by Carlos Javier Ortiz

A new initiative by President Obama seeks to help young men of color.

February 18, 2014 / Untold Stories by Kate Riley

Despite educational obstacles and a lack of resources in rural schools, Ecuadorian students and teachers harbor high hopes for the future.

February 17, 2014 / Untold Stories by Melisa Goss

By teaching farmers new tricks of the trade and equipping them with microloans, NGOs in Cambodia are creating economic stability — a proactive way to stop human trafficking before it starts.

February 14, 2014 / The Guardian by Lauren Wilks

The sanitization of Brazil's image before the 2014 World Cup could have serious implications for sex workers.

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