Tag: Bangladesh

Upward mobility for the ultrapoor

CreditZakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images There’s poor, and then there’s ultrapoor. The ultrapoor are almost always women and largely found in Africa, South Asia and to a lesser extent, parts of Latin America. They are most often rural.…

In India, latrines are lifesavers

Chandramani Jani in front of a public awareness mural about toilets and sanitation by her home in Chakarliguda.  Credit Vivekananda Nemana The mural on the wall outside of Chandramani Jani’s home is more message than art. It depicts a sari-clad woman…

Off the Grid Solutions in Mobile, Solar Schools

  Bangladeshi students on board a solar powered floating classroom, provided by Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha. (Image credit: IRIN Asia) Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Global Envision, which is managed by Mercy Corps — a NextBillion content partner.  Beep beep! For some…