Thousands of one-of-a-kind manuscripts written on palmyrah leaves that were lost during Sri Lanka’s civil war, are being recovered. Now, local people are working to digitize them and preserve the history they contain.
Uganda’s clothing industry has been dominated by secondhand garments for decades – until the government debuted an initiative to help boost local production. Now, the local fashion industry is experiencing a boom, and people don’t want to turn back.
For three days, crowds gather in the narrow streets of Nepal’s capital city as a towering chariot passes by. It is the annual festival of Seto Machhendranath — a deity worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus.
Claudia Ruiz Santiz, who belongs to the Tsotsil population, uses locally grown ingredients to help create the flavor profiles unique to her dishes. She's bucked a trend in her indigenous community that relegates women to positions as uneducated homemakers, and her year-old restaurant in Chiapas state meshes traditional methods with modern techniques, attracting tourists and locals alike.
After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.
Polygamy has long been practiced in Zimbabwe’s rural areas, but it’s becoming more common in urban areas, too. In this story, women and men in polygamous marriages speak about the dynamics of this evolving practice.