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Chad votes with 30-year ruler Deby poised for sixth win

Chad has struggled with poverty and instability since gaining independence from France in 1960. Its leader, Deby, is a former rebel and career soldier …

by · Sunday, 11 April 2021 · Thailand

‘Using our coconuts’: Revitalizing a major industry

Most starkly, many coconut-dependent regions of the country are poverty-stricken. Secretary Dar’s recovery agenda for the coconut industry needs to …

by · Saturday, 10 April 2021 · Philippines

DAR, NNC and farmers organizations tie-up to mitigate hunger in Central Visayas

… organization (ARBOs) and help mitigate hunger, ensure food and nutrition security, and reduce poverty in urban and rural communities in the area.

by · Saturday, 10 April 2021 · Philippines

Ramadan charity helps Pakistan’s poor

The downturn has particularly impacted those below poverty line – nearly 25% of Pakistan’s 210 million population. “Ramadan is the perfect time to …

by · Friday, 9 April 2021 · Pakistan, Turkey

Only the lonely

In Maynila poverty dictates circumstance (girl needs job; boy needs girl), and everyone knows poverty in one form or another. Then there’s Gil Portes’ …

by · Thursday, 8 April 2021 · Philippines

TV5 beefs up programming with the launch of TODOMAX

It follows the story of two siblings who are facing poverty, hopelessness, and miracles in life. After which, viewers can get their dose of the highly-followed …

by · Thursday, 8 April 2021 · Philippines

Infrastructure is as essential as ‘lugaw’

… has turned (epidemics) into a manageable challenge,” we reaped death and poverty during this pandemic “because of bad political decisions.”.

by · Wednesday, 7 April 2021 · Philippines

On microfinance’s identity crisis: The commercializing trend

His Grameen Bank — the pioneer microfinance model established in 1983 — had the clear objective of poverty alleviation by providing those …

by · Wednesday, 7 April 2021 · Philippines

Roma face tougher challenges during coronavirus

“The situation of the Roma community, struggling with deep poverty and discrimination, has deepened during the pandemic,” Elmas Arus, chairwoman …

by · Wednesday, 7 April 2021 · Oman, Turkey

March inflation slows, but still impacts poor

The PSA defined the poverty threshold as “the minimum income/expenditure required for a family/individual to meet the basic food and non-food …

by · Tuesday, 6 April 2021 · Philippines