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Pacific Standard

Jacob Kushner

21 March 2020

Canaan, Haiti

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A survivor of Haiti's earthquake sought out a new home on an unclaimed plot of land which is home to one of the country's largest cemeteries. Madame Roy built a neighborhood from the ground up with the help of archite...

The Guardian

Jacob Kushner

16 March 2020

Haiti

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Haiti has gone an entire year without any new reported cases of cholera, which is a significant accomplishment for the country that once faced 800,000 cases of the infectious disease. Although it's too soon to declare...

The Guardian

Jacob Kushner

21 October 2019

Mbale, Uganda

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Reaching individuals at risk of HIV requires tackling stigma head-on. In Uganda, the director of the Eastern Region Women’s Empowerment Organisation deploys mobile health clinics to test and educate Ugandans on the ri...

The Guardian

Jacob Kushner

11 October 2019

Haiti

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Since Haiti's catastrophic earthquake in 2010, the US has spent $2.3 billion in aid money that has failed to alleviate poverty or help the impoverished nation recover. Bill Clinton led the global response to Haiti's r...

Christian Science Monitor

Jacob Kushner

26 November 2018

Uganda

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For those identifying as LGBT in Uganda, living in a rural area can make acceptance surprisingly easier. Due to smaller community sizes and more close-knit relationships, personal relationships often triumph over the ...

Pacific Standard

Jacob Kushner

6 July 2018

Kenya

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A data-driven approach to foreign development/aid, one that centers randomized controlled trials and other markers of rigorous study, is gaining steam as a way to push forward programming and solutions that actually w...

Columbia Global Reports

Jacob Kushner

14 February 2018

Uganda

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Well-known Silicon Valley companies started the Bridge International Academies in 2007, an experimental school model, across some East African countries in an attempt to increase the quality of education, while promis...

Vice

Jacob Kushner

7 November 2016

United States

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Fathom is the world's first-ever cruise line for people who want to vacation and volunteer as a way of helping poor families in the Dominican Republic have concrete floors, water filters etc. However, the impact of th...

National Geographic

Jacob Kushner

18 April 2016

Tsavo, Kenya

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As a new railway is built in Kenya, conservationists are using satellite collars to study elephant movement and how they interact with the transport system. There are some overpasses at various points throughout the t...

TakePart

Jacob Kushner

23 October 2015

Mombasa, Kenya

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PEMA, a gay-rights organization in Mombasa Kenya, created a 12-week program to build relationships with religious leaders and sensitize them to the need to stop legitimizing, and even inciting, violence against LGBT i...

OZY

Jacob Kushner

1 September 2015

Kenya

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An African internet company has managed to do what the richest technology companies in Silicon Valley have attempted: Bring affordable and reliable internet service to rural communities. With the use of cheap solar te...

TakePart

Jacob Kushner

1 May 2015

Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia

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In south-central Somalia, which includes Mogadishu, Somalia’s largest city, survivors of sexual violence have particularly scant hope for justice. Somalian women find safety and help at a one-stop center where victims...

TakePart

Jacob Kushner

8 December 2014

Naivasha, Kenya

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In Kenya, a social enterprise has found a way to convert fecal waste into briquettes that can be safely used as fuel. Although the start-up has only been operational for a short time, they have already developed a wai...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tom Murphy

Jacob Kushner

26 November 2014

Tanzania

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A water program funded by the World Bank has run into some obstacles as it tries to bring clean water to rural villages in Tanzania. The use of private contractors for projects and allowing communities to decide what ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tom Murphy

Jacob Kushner

25 November 2014

Tanzania

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Years after a World Bank pilot program built a system to bring clean water to villages in Tanzania, these communities are finding it difficult to fix and operate these projects. While some villages were able to raise ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jacob Kushner

29 September 2014

Tanzania

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Project Last Mile is a partnership between Coca-Cola and Tanzania’s Medical Stores Department that is helping to deliver medications to the most remote parts of the country. Due to this partnership, the Medical Stores...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jacob Kushner

28 June 2012

Haiti

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An essential roadway in Haiti is being rebuilt in the kind of aid Haitians say is vital to economic recovery after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. National Route 7 is an important highway for farmers and other me...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jacob Kushner

11 May 2010

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Building Markets, an NGO, has connected Haitian businesses with foreign NGOs who can funnel humanitarian aid through the local suppliers and manufacturers in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 2010. Typica...

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