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A sugar cane worker raises his blade with the sun behind him in El Salvador. Unripe coffee beans on a branch in El Salvador. The seweing floor of a garment factory in E lSalvador. Solar panel sits on a tin roof woman giving oral polio vaccine to boy Somali women wait with babies

Our Mission

The Under-Told Stories Project works to expand, sustain and improve coverage of the world outside America in broadcast, print and emerging new media outlets.  Our challenge is to direct American eyes to the daily concerns of far away people who increasingly affect our lives.  We hope to reawaken the generous curiosity of Americans   —our students in particular— about a world we can no longer ignore.

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In India, this group helps turn wasteland into greener pastures

Most rural Indian parents dream of an education and job in the city for their children, rather than a life spent farming. But with a growing migration to cities, there is concern India might not be able to produce enough food to feed its people. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one group’s effort to restore rural land and communities, in part one of a two-part look.

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