From childhood until a few years ago, John Yegon believe that digging a hole in the ground, be it for a latrine or a grave, was taboo. Last year, Yegon learned from a public health officer that most diseases are caused by poor hygiene and sanitation practices and mainly by open defecation. He then embarked on a mission to construct pit latrines from metal sheets and wood for his neighbors at no cost.
Indigenous communities, local non-profit groups and park rangers on both sides of the Panama-Costa Rica border are collaborating to protect Parque Internacional La Amistad, the largest nature reserve in Central America, from environmental threats.
By Barbara Borst — Traffic jams in the capital. Construction projects at every turn. Cell phones in constant use. Just a few signs that Ghana’s economy is one of the hottest in […]
By Barbara Borst — Sudden oil wealth sounds like a winning lottery ticket, but too often, it breeds corruption, economic dislocation and conflict. In Ghana, citizen groups began pushing for accountability soon […]
By Barbara Borst — Nigeria lies less than 200 miles from Ghana along the western bulge of Africa – close enough to show Ghanaians how dangerous oil wealth can be for a […]