Alternatives to Slum Demolitions in India

Since 2000, slum demolition in major cities across India has dramatically increased. Slum demolition wrecks havoc on those families displaced and causes economic disruption, what are the alternatives? Why does Slum Demolition Matter? Investment in Human Capital Slum dwellers are vital parts of the economy, filling low wages positions and their work contributes to theContinue reading “Alternatives to Slum Demolitions in India”

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Millions of deaths a year… by water

Water-borne diseases In a world with technology such as phone that can talk to you and give you driving directions, or when you can tell your television what show to display, how can it be that 1.5 million children under the age of five die from diarrhea each year? This equates to 1 child dyingContinue reading “Millions of deaths a year… by water”

We are all mothers

I understood conceptually the importance of the mother/child relationship, but it wasn’t until I had my own children, that the horror of suffering and disenfranchisement that many around the world live in became a tangible feeling in my chest and my gut. The wrenching feeling of watching a child drinking brown water from a pollutedContinue reading “We are all mothers”