Archive for the ‘Poverty’ Category

From Instagram: Bore wells in India

Up to 10 people a year used to die from diarrhoea and other gastro issues in the tribal villages of Orissa’s eastern ghats in India before Jacob’s Well started sinking bore wells and promoting hygiene and sanitation. Little ones like this boy were those most at risk. Nutrition, education and medical aid are other areas where Jacob’s Well are also seeking to make a difference. #sanitation #borewells #india #iloveindia #motherhood #orissa #odisha #jacobswell #health #lpindia #unicef

Up to 10 people a year used to die from diarrhoea and other gastro issues in the tribal villages of Orissa's eastern ghats in India before Jacob's Well started sinking bore wells and promoting hygiene and sanitation. Little ones like this boy were those most at risk. Nutrition, education and medical aid are other areas where Jacob's Well are also seeking to make a difference. #sanitation #borewells #india #iloveindia #motherhood #orissa #odisha #jacobswell #health #lpindia #unicef

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From Instagram: Indian slum

The Indian government started building houses for these people two years ago and then ran out of money. The half-built, multi storey buildings lie further up the river. Those able to, and perhaps tired of waiting, have built brick houses now down by the river. The water is clear and cold – straight from the mountains beyond – and they can wash and gather cooking water here. #lonelyplanetindia #dehradun #rajpur #slum #river #india #iloveindia

The Indian government started building houses for these people two years ago and then ran out of money. The half-built, multi storey buildings lie further up the river. Those able to, and perhaps tired of waiting, have built brick houses now down by the river. The water is clear and cold - straight from the mountains beyond - and they can wash and gather cooking water here. #lonelyplanetindia #dehradun #rajpur #slum #river #india #iloveindia

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Photo post: 2014 – The international year of family farming

2014 was the international year of family farming. In my next post I’ll detail the current focus for 2015 (the year of light) but I think it’s worth revisiting 2014 first. Farming plays a vital role in economies around the world and contributes to food security, the growth of communities and protecting the environment. It has also increasingly become one of my roles and I wrote about my bit part farming for Gale here in 2013 (running Black Angus cattle on Queensland’s Darling Downs). This has helped me understand a little of the role of farming in communities here in Australia but also during my travels in developing and developed countries seeing how farming forms and has formed the backbone of many countries.

Tapiola cattle station, Dalby, Queensland

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Remembering Nelson Mandela with 10 quotes and pictures

This week I have been reflecting on the life of Nelson Mandela in preparation for an article heralding his legacy for Gale. I came across these quotes that are worth reflecting on, even if you’ve read them before. RIP Nelson Mandela.

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Anti Poverty week photo series

I have been posting a series of images each day for Anti Poverty week (13-19 October) on the Visited Planet photojournalism Facebook page. This concludes today so I’ve collated and reworked the posts here below with the photos, and added a few more.

Work and income, health, housing, education and services are all thought to be the main five causes of poverty. These posts sought to take a closer look at some of the issues, particularly in regards poverty in Australia.

Day 1 of Anti Poverty week: Indigenous Australians
Indigenous Australian households are vulnerable to poverty. Their median income is substantially lower than the median income of non-Indigenous households.

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This Aboriginal cowboy on the Northern Territory / West Australian border shows one of the many employment areas where Indigenous people excel

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