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11 September 2020
Over 3000 Words
Mobile banking in Kenya has increased economic mobility for families living in poverty. The mobile money system is not connected to bank accounts, making it accessible to the overwhelming majority of Kenyans who don't...
5 August 2020
Montana, United States
Federal funding helped local food producers expand their operations to include processing plants which enables farmers to meet the demand of Montanans who sought an alternative to the empty grocery store shelves. The ...
5 August 2020
Under 800 Words
Co-ops that have historically brought electricity and telephone services to rural America are now providing internet service. Broadband companies don't make a profit when covering a large area with limited households ...
22 July 2020
Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States
Under 800 Words
Zero Mass Water partnered with the Navajo Nation to bring water into the homes of rural residents who may not have easy access to a water source. Hydropanels that connect to a tap inside the home use sunlight to absor...
Thomson Reuters Foundation
9 July 2020
Tenino, Washington, United States
Facing the economic strain from the financial fallout caused by the coronavirus crisis, Tenino is printing its own money like it once did in the wake of the Great Depression. The small town in Washington has issued at...
29 June 2020
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States
Food banks and relief groups in Minnesota are delivering food to rural and suburban communities as food insecurity rises across the state. Suburban poverty presents unique challenges because communities are spread out...
21 June 2020
Monson, Maine, United States
A Portland-based foundation has revitalized a small town in Maine with the establishment of an arts colony, reconstruction of old buildings in downtown, and a full health center - a rarity for small towns. A declining...
17 June 2020
Mark Brown has brought Ghandian economic principles of economic justice and local autonomy to the Mexican countryside to form a farm-to-garment textile business that employs villagers who once made woolen textiles unt...
Inter Press Service News Agency
10 June 2020
Entre Rios, Argentina
Solar energy has provided an affordable and efficient source of energy to rural farmers in Argentina, who live too far off the electrical grid and have traditionally relied on powerful diesel-fueled water pumps. Solar...
21 May 2020
Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States
With the help of a program that enables churches to assess the needs of their community and create solutions, one reverend in North Carolina was able to provide a lifeline: internet access. Rural communities like his ...
3 March 2020
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States
The Rural Broadband Cooperative took matters into its own hands after local and state politicians failed to provide high-speed internet for their rural Pennsylvania county. Telecommunications companies did not conside...
19 February 2020
Fresno, California, United States
A school attendance campaign in a rural California district relies on buy-in from a variety of community partners. For instance, administrators supported the construction of a new health clinic next to the school, con...
13 February 2020
Pakistan's poorest citizens, who previously panhandled for their basic needs, were launched onto an entrepreneurial path by the Heritage Foundation Pakistan. Eight impoverished communities have been trained in the cra...
3 February 2020
Manchester, Kentucky, United States
A number of barriers prevent young children in Appalachia from enrolling in formal preschool classes. In response, a fleet of buses is traveling to remote communities to teach students academic and social skills.
31 January 2020
Park City, Utah, United States
With rural areas and mountain towns increasingly facing traffic issues during peak outdoor season or other temporary population growth periods, some have modeled responses after urban transit plans. Park City, the hos...
18 January 2020
Lost Hills, California, United States
Owners of the Wonderful Company food conglomerate honed their philanthropic efforts on the community they saw had the most need—their own workers' families—by establishing charter schools to improve the quality of lif...
7 January 2020
Wimbledon, North Dakota, United States
Over 3000 Words
Small, rural grocery stores around the country keep their doors open by using creative, cross-sector financing, recruiting local volunteers, and thinking outside the box as many residents move closer to urban areas. O...
11 December 2019
Tenosique, Tabasco, Mexico
3D-printed homes offer a solution to affordable housing in remote and underserved areas. New Story, nonprofit in San Francisco that specializes in 3D printed homes, recently expanded its work to Tabasco, Mexico. After...
11 November 2019
New Mexico, United States
Under 800 Words
Persistent teacher vacancies have led to an industry for international contract teachers. New Mexico is one of several states that is increasingly recruiting qualified teachers from the Philippines and other places ar...
8 November 2019
Salida, Colorado, United States
As the Mountain West transitions away from mining and other industrial economic drivers, rural cities find their way into successful economies by relying on local entrepreneurial spirit and the surrounding landscape. ...
29 October 2019
Morris, Minnesota, United States
Voices for Rural Resilience is an organization that spurs collaboration amongst rural farmers on addressing issues of climate change. Anna Claussen, the founder, says that there are misconceptions of rural America and...
The Hechinger Report
29 October 2019
California, United States
Some of California's rural counties with large Latinx populations are turning to early college models to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates. Dual enrollment programs aim to help students earn ...
21 October 2019
Hyden, Kentucky, United States
In a former mining county in Kentucky, a high school principal is leveraging partnerships and raising expectations to both encourage students to complete high school and pursue college classes and to stay to work in t...
9 October 2019
Purushwadi, Maharashtra, India
A social enterprise based out of Mumbai, India helps connect urban dwellers with rural communities by creating tourism job opportunities for rural individuals, inviting people who live in the city to stay with and lea...
2 October 2019
Willow Springs, Missouri, United States
A scholarship program in Missouri encourages students to stay and teach in their hometowns or nearby areas. In return for funding for tuition, young teachers prepare to work in the rural schools that have faced challe...
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