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Health, Death and Poverty in Indigeno...
San Jorge La Laguna , Solola, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
03 Jul 2013

After seven years of suffering from diabetes and no access to adequate treatment and nutrition, 49-years old Rodrigo lays in bed, waiting for his last moment in his small home in San Jorge La Laguna, Guatemala. This father of five children has been in and out of hospital frequently. He chose not to return there to spare his family from financial difficulties.

In Guatemala, death too often represents a heavy financial burden. On top of their daily struggle to secure money for food, many families have to deal not only with grief but also with huge debts for the wake and funeral.

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KENYA KIBERA INFRASTRUCTURE
Nairobi, Kenya
By Mais Istanbuli
04 May 2013

In recent years the government has resorted to upgrading the roads in Kibera due to their inhospitable conditions that reduces trade in the region. Acknowledging the problem, the government of Kenya launched the “vision 2030 project” in order to propel the trade route to the standards of developed nations. The project plans to provide the inhabitants of the local area with a clean and hospitable environment that will in time benefit the residents bringing more trade to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (2 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
04 May 2013

Two girls stand outside a home residents from Kibera are working on relocating it from the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 4 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (1 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
04 May 2013

A boy collect water next to railway tracks as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 4 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (22 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Woman sell produce on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (21 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera make their way on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (20 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Materials for the build of a road is scattered between homes as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (19 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A girl buy paraffin from a shop on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (18 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A boy carry water containers on a half build road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (17 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Workers place rocks as residents hang their washing on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (16 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A resident from Kibera walk on stones on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (15 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A resident from Kibera look at a worker from his paraffin shop on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (14 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A resident from Kibera sit inside his paraffin shop on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (13 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera walk past workers as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (12 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A girl skip a rope while workers prepare a road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (11 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera walk on the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (10 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera walk past roadworks as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (9 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A residents from Kibera sweep a road in preparation for roadworks during a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (8 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera walk past roadworks and sewage as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (7 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera work on relocating their homes from the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (6 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

A resident from Kibera look a book found inside a house that he is relocating from the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (5 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera work on relocating their homes from the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (4 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera work on relocating their homes from the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area. View the full collection here: http://transterramedia.com/collections/1046

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Kenya Kibera Infrastructure (3 of 22)
Nairobi, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
03 May 2013

Residents from Kibera work on relocating their homes from the edge of the road as a road expansion project is widening a road in Kibera, one of the largest slum's in Africa, 3 May 2013 .The work forms part of a bypass road that will run around and through the slum of Kibera and will benefit residents by bringing more business to the area.

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Children in poverty, Cambodia (9 of 20)
Siem Reap, Cambodia
By hiroko tanaka
21 Apr 2013

Cambodian girls rest from gathering water bottles while taking shelter from the rain on Angkor Wat site in Siem Reap, Cambodia in July 2008. Gathering bottles, which each bottle is akin to $1, is one of the ways to make money for children in Cambodia.

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Homelessness in Texas (6 of 9)
Houston, Texas, USA
By dennisyermoshin
02 Apr 2013

Cedric, on his usual corner, at McGowen and Smith, midtown.

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Drought in Brazil (24 of 25)
Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
18 Mar 2013

Animal cemetary where bones and carcasses are deposited. Many dead animals still transmit diseases. Many ranchers deposit carcasses in a specific place for the flies and vultures consume the dead animals.

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Drought in Brazil (25 of 25)
Bahia, Brazil
By Flavio Forner
18 Mar 2013

Farms are for sale. Many homeowners put their properties for sale and migrate to the coast in search of work.

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Garbage City (9 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic woman is walking pass a bridal store inside the slum.

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Garbage City (10 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is carrying on his back a pack of cartons before loeading it on a truck.

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Garbage City (11 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is filling his truck with animal carcasses.

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Garbage City (12 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is showing off his Christian tatoos.

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Garbage City (13 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic woman is going inside her home in an area where running water no longer works.

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Garbage City (14 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 23, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic man is pushing recycled plastic bottles onto a truck.

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Garbage City (16 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Copts are walking on a side street inside the slum.

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Garbage City (17 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A young Coptic girl is fixing her front porch inside the slum.

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Garbage City (18 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A young Muslim man is using a machine that makes parts for bread making machines sold to bakeries.

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Garbage City (19 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Muslim man who lives and works inside the slum owns a small shop that makes parts for bread making machines.

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Garbage City (20 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. Minah and Anna both owned a plastic recycling shop.

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Garbage City (21 of 29)
Cairo, Egypt
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2013

March 18, 2013, Manshiyat Naser, Egypt. A Coptic watch maker is working late inside his shop.