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In Uganda’s Capital, Middlemen Discover the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessJobs

In Uganda’s capital city, rapid growth means high demand for housing and services, and some enterprising Ugandans have made careers for themselves as middlemen. But connecting buyers and sellers isn’t always a win-win.

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Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

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Minimum Wage Hike Backfires for Domestic Workers in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: EconomyJobsMoney

The Zambian government passed a law in 2018 that dramatically increased the minimum wage. But the move, intended to help workers, has left maids scrambling to find jobs.

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In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

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In Mexico’s Poorest State, Training Program Helps Youth Make the Most of Few Options

Region: Mexico

Topics: BusinessChild RightsJobs

In Chiapas, the state with Mexico’s highest childhood poverty rate, many children quit school early to work instead. These youth have few options, but a training program strives to put opportunity within reach.

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Nepal’s Nursing Colleges Reserve Spots for Male Students

Region: Nepal

Topics: Jobs

Nurses are the second-largest group of health care professionals in Nepal, but hardly any of those jobs belong to men. But the country’s nursing council is trying out a new strategy this year to draw more men into the profession.

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More Women Join Mexico City’s Police Force

Region: Mexico

Topics: Jobs

Fewer than half of women in Mexico work outside the home, but more and more of them are finding employment in a possibly surprising place: the Mexico City police force.

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Venezuelan Engineers Flee to Argentina but Find Few Jobs Await

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationJobs

As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, almost 7,000 Venezuelan engineers have moved to Argentina during the past two years. But Argentina’s economy is staggering, too, and the job market is fiercely competitive, so where does that leave a trained engineer?

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Sharing Secrets: Nepalese Statue-Making Caste Trains Newcomers in Traditional Art

Region: Nepal

Topics: ArtsJobs

For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.

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Despite Demand, Zimbabwe’s Government-Trained Nurses Struggle to Find Work

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessHealthJobs

In Zimbabwe, government health care institutions want more nurses on staff, and government-trained nurses want jobs. But the government doesn't have the money to train or hire all of them.

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