Nepal's farmers prepare for monsoons

A majority of Nepal’s population depends on agriculture but as monsoons arrive in June, survivors look to an uncertain farming season. Farmer Shanbhu Timalsina shares his story.

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Saving the Amazonian manatee in Peru

The Amazonian manatee is a vulnerable species found only in South America. The Dallas World Aquarium and the Amazon Rescue Center in Iquitos, Peru, have rescued and released 15 manatees in the past four years.

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Center offers haven for refugee children in Istanbul

“Here we don’t ask anyone what religion they are or what political party they belong to,” said Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz, head of the Don Bosco youth center. “We just want to help them.”
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The waiting home

To prevent women living in rural Peru from giving birth at home, where they face a higher risk of death, Peru has established a network of maternal “waiting houses.” These residential facilities host women during their final weeks of pregnancy so they can give birth in the presence of skilled attendants. Ana María Bolege, 21, has come to a waiting house in the Andean town of Ayacucho, eight hours by road from Peru’s capital, Lima. This story is part of the series “The Ninth Month” by PRI’s The World.

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Progress uproots historic community

In the backyard of one of South America’s busiest airports about 350 families lived in an impoverished neighborhood known as El Ayllu. At the beginning of March the land near Lima, Peru, was taken by eminent domain for the expansion of Jorge Chavez International Airport. These portraits document the residents during their final days in the neighborhood.

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