November 30, 2013 - Lvea village, Seang kveang Commune - (Prey Veng).  Ms Eam Pom (62) cuts organic rice with a sickle during a crop harvest in paddy field outside the community. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
 October 30, 2013 – Teabanh Komrou Primary School (Siem Reap). Students line up before the beginning of the morning classes. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNICEF
 February 04, 2014 - Ta Reach Village (Kampot). Ms. Rin Ren (30) recollects water from her dug well. This is her main source for potable water, but it's only available during the wet season . © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for SNV
 August 19, 2015 - Pis Village - Omlaing (Cambodia). Villagers from Pis Village at work in the plantation. During the raining season, workers are paid less than 3 USD a day to clean and fertilize the sugar canes. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for OXFAM Australia
 November 29, 2013 - Lvea village, Seang kveang Commune - (Prey Veng). Farm workers load organic rice into a threshing machine and collect the separated rice. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
 November 28, 2013 - Batheay village (Kompong Cham). Ms. So Yeou (50) received a tranining in sewing and she is now able to make some small incomes with this activity. She lost a leg when she stop on a landmine while she was working at her Bamboo farm. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
Jharana Kumari Tharu - female community health volunteer in Bina
Let Girls learn - STEM School Egypt
Let Girls Learn Jordan
Dina's roadside bakery and restaurant
COLOMBIA - From coca to cacao
WWF’s conservation work in the greater Mekong
 August 19, 2014 - Kandal (Cambodia). Amanda Vanstone (Vision 2020's Chair and previous Minister of Parliament), Jennifer Gersbeck (Vision 2020 Australia’s CEO) and David Andrews (RANZCO's CEO) visit an activity related to the Avoidable Blindness 
Initiative in a village in the outskirts of Phnom Penh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for RANZO
Kevin’s Story: Finding Peace in Ilobasco
 November 29, 2013 - Lvea village, Seang kveang Commune - (Prey Veng). A farmer dries rice grains after they have been separated with a threshing machine. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
 March 21, 2014 - Phnom Penh. Som Bunnarith and his wife pose after the job interview with The National Centre of Disabled Persons. Bunnarith was attacked with acid by her own wife in 2005 and he now has to rely on her in order to survive. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
USAID Egypt - Luxor conservation
 AMMAN, JORDAN - OCTOBER 1, 2015: Maria (left) and her cousin Athari (right), are Syrian students at Khawla Bint Tha’laba Primary Girls School, a USAID-supported school located in an Amman suburb. They are one of around 65 Syrian students attending the USAID-supported school, which operates out of a rented building and struggles to accommodate the influx of refugees. In spite of the overcrowding, this school boasts a principal who is committed to accepting students, with one request for the parents: “Please bring a chair with you.” Overall in Jordan, around 128,000 new Syrian students are crowding already overburdened classrooms. Teachers, struggling to achieve basic levels of proficiency in their classes, have the added burden of trying to accommodate and integrate new students who have suffered unthinkable trauma and may need special counseling and care. USAID supports schools like this across Jordan by providing teacher training and by developing an early grade reading and math diagnostic tool. The agency also builds and refurbishes schools throughout the country. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for USAID
 February 26, 2015 - Cartagena (Colombia). Tania Duarte, a 23-year-old philosophy student and trans activist for the LGBT rights group Caribe Afirmativo, gets dressed at her home in Cartagena, Colombia. Tania is the first trans person to study at Cartagena University. “This is a racist and machista city,” she explains. “We are still seen as sick, socially maladjusted, and with psychological problems. And this goes hand in hand with the stereotype that we can only be prostitutes or hairdressers.” When she is not studying, Duarte works for Caribe Afirmativo, which was founded in 2007 after the violent murder of the college professor and LGBT rights activist Rolando Peréz. The group documents cases of abuse against the LGBT population, trains law enforcement and policy officials on human rights, and fights so that those who commit crimes against LGBT persons are brought to justice.  © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for USAID
Dina's roadside bakery and restaurant
Gita Kunwar - Female Community Health Volunteer
Natural environment inside the Tram Chim park
 November 29, 2013 - Peam Jheang village (Kampong Cham). Manual laborers in a rubber plantation inside an Economic Land Concession. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
Kevin’s Story: Finding Peace in Ilobasco
Kevin’s Story: Finding Peace in Ilobasco
Jessel and the SkateBrothers
 AMMAN, JORDAN - OCTOBER 1, 2015: 
Maha al Ashqar is the principal of Khawla Bint Tha’laba Primary Girls School in a suburb of Amman Jordan. The school, which has 356 students, hosts around 65 Syrian students—many of whom have fled violence and destruction in their country to live as refugees in Jordan. Although her school struggles with overcrowding, Al Ashqar is committed to accepting students. She also recounts this powerful anecdote: A few months after school started this year, a Syrian mother arrived at the front gates asking to enroll her daughter. The women at reception apologized, “There is no way. This school is full.” The mother was crestfallen. She asked to see the principal and was directed to Al Ashqar. And as she has done so many times before, the principal told the mother that, of course, she would enroll her daughter. But she had one request, “Please bring a chair.” “This touched me,” Al Ashqar explains. “I saw the tears of many mothers, and it was impossible to tell them that we had no room, to try somewhere else. I told them, just bring a chair with you, even if it’s a small plastic chair, and we will make do.” © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for USAID
 July 01, 2015 - San Pedro Sula (Honduras). Odalis Fernanda Triminio Leiva, 26, helps her daugther Fergie with her homework. Odalys runs a small pastry shop out of her home in the Rio Blanco community. She started the business after receiving training from USAID’s Metas workforce development program. She bakes cakes and donuts -- her specialty is tres leches, and finds customers by promoting her business on social networks and among her friends. The small business is helping bring in money to support her family -- her husband, David, 33, their daughter, Fergie, 7, and a second child yet to be born. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for USAID
 October 10, 2013 - Koh Prake Village (Kandal). The village is completed flooded with 2m of water. Heavy rains starting in the third week of September 2013 resulted in floods in 20 provinces throughout the north-west and along the Mekong River in central and southern Cambodia, killing 188 people and affecting more than 1.7 million. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
Let Girls Learn Jordan
USAID Jamaica - Ruben, Violence Interrupter
 LUXOR, EGYPT - OCTOBER 6, 2015. For eight years—until the tourist downturn following the January 25 Revolution in 2011—Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Hassan worked as a chef at local restaurants. But today, he supports his wife and two children as a day laborer at the Qurna archeological dig site on the West Bank of the Nile. “It’s tough work, but I have adjusted my lifestyle,” he says. The site was also home to modern Egyptians for over a century until 2007, when the Government of Egypt - in an effort to preserve the tombs - began resettling Qurna residents to nearby villages. As part of a USAID project to preserve Egypt’s cultural heritage while also boosting the local economy, the American Research Center in Egypt, or ARCE, has hired more than 500 local villagers to remove rubble left from the demolition and improve the site for official tourism. Before 2011, Luxor had a thriving tourism industry, with thousands of visitors every day combing through Luxor’s ancient temples. Now only a few hundred make the visit. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for USAID
 November 28, 2013 - Sterng Chey Commune (Kompong Cham). Mr En Noy (55) rides his bycicle on the way back to his home. He was a soldier during the war and he lost a leg as the conseguence of a bullet. Nowadays he has a small bike repair shop in the village. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
Doaa - the duck girl
Nepalganj Medical College & Teaching Hospital
Let Girls learn - STEM School Egypt
Dina's roadside bakery and restaurant
 February 26, 2015 - Cartagena (Colombia). Tania Duarte, a student and trans activist for the group Caribe Afirmativo, talks with police officers in Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. With support from USAID, Caribe Afirmativo works with many sectors of society to try to improve the safety and well-being of members of the LGBT community, including improving their relationship with police. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for USAID
Jessel and the SkateBrothers
 19 December, 2013 - Phnom Penh. Ms. Seang Saorn (40) cooks with a traditional wooden stove in her small house in Stung Manchey district. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for SNV
Jharana Kumari Tharu - female community health volunteer in Bina
USAID Jamaica - Ruben, Violence Interrupter
 November 28, 2013 - Tropeang Cha village (Kompong Cham). Mr. Kan Sokhen (43) repairs a bicycle in his small repair shop. He was a soldier until 1987 when he lost a leg when he stop over a land mine. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
Jessel and the SkateBrothers
COLOMBIA - From coca to cacao
 19 December, 2013 - Phnom Penh. SGFE factory in Stung Manchey manufactures charcoal using organic waste. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for SNV
 November 29, 2013 - Handicap International Rehabilitation Center (Kampong Cham). Dott. Chai Borany (27) measures a patient's amputation to fit a prostethic leg. She is one of the 70 Cambodians who graduated at the CSPO (The Cambodia School of Prosthetics and Orthotics), a school that provides Prosthetics - Orthotics training for students from low-income countries in Phnom Penh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
COLOMBIA - From coca to cacao
 November 20, 2013 - Beung Kachhang village (Koh Kong). Members of the community participate in a Mangrove replanting activity. The project, sponsored by UNDP, aims at conservation of 500 ha of mangrove forest by demarcation of the area using cement pool and encouraging local participation especially women to manage and sustainable use the resources. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
USAID Egypt - Luxor conservation
Floodings in Kampong Cham
WWF’s conservation work in the greater Mekong
 TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- JUNE 25, 2015: Luis' stepfather helps his little sister with her homework. Just a year ago, Luis was having trouble at home and he searched for love and acceptance in the wrong places -- eventually becoming leader of the local gang. But after Luis and his family began the USAID pilot program Proponte, his counselor Sabina helped him gradually change his attitude. He left the gang, returned to school, formed positive friendships, and started respecting his mom, stepfather and siblings.
USAID Egypt - Luxor conservation
Jharana Kumari Tharu - female community health volunteer in Bina
 June 23, 2015 - Tegucigalpa (Honduras). Luis Edgardo Cruz Diaz, 15, has a moment of relax at his home in the Nueva Capital neighborhood. Just a year ago, Luis was having trouble at home and he searched for love and acceptance in the wrong places -- eventually becoming leader of the local gang. But after Luis and his family began the USAID pilot program Proponte, his counselor Sabina helped him gradually change his attitude. He left the gang, returned to school, formed positive friendships, and started respecting his mom, stepfather and siblings. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for USAID
Doaa - the duck girl
 19 December, 2013 - Phnom Penh. SGFE factory in Stung Manchey manufactures charcoal using organic waste. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for SNV
 August 19, 2014 - Kandal (Cambodia). Amanda Vanstone (Vision 2020's Chair and previous Minister of Parliament), Jennifer Gersbeck (Vision 2020 Australia’s CEO) and David Andrews (RANZCO's CEO) visit the Lions Sight First Eye Care Center at the Chey Chumneas Hospital, few Km outside Phnom Penh. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for RANZO
 November 20, 2013 - Beung Kachhang village (Koh Kong). Mr. Lay Pich (31), her wife Hun Sophear  (32) and their children Hun sombath (4) go fishing in the mangrove forest that surround the village. Even if the community is inside a natural protected area, Illegal sand dredging in the area have decimated the number of fish and crabs and it's more and more difficult to catch enough food for the local families. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for UNDP
 August 19, 2015 - Pis Village - Omlaing (Cambodia). A view of the Phnom Penh Sugar's plantation. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom for OXFAM Australia
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