The Microfinance Lifeline

A few years after receiving his PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University, Bangladeshi Muhammad Yunus found himself searching for ways to help people suffering and living in poverty find a path forward to economic stability.  Yunus met with farmers, artisans and other laborers in the village of Jobra, Bangladesh and discovered how small “micro” loans with […]

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People of the Railroad

A feature by Giovanni Mereghetti. Home to nearly 20 million people, the crowded and teeming metropolis of Kolkata, India features expansive slums and shantytowns, with many nestled along the city’s railway tracks.  UIG contributing photographer Giovanni Mereghetti’s evocative images of the Park Circus railway station and the slums that are aligned next to its tracks are […]

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