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· August, 2014

Stories about Good News from August, 2014

A Home-Grown Campaign in Bhutan Is Giving Refurbished Shoes to Thousands Who Need Them

Bhutanese entrepreneur Dawa Drakpa cleans and recycles old footwear and distributes them to those who can't afford a decent pair. Nearly 1 percent of the country's population have received shoes.

Powerful Video Shows a Syrian Toddler's ‘Rebirth’ From Under the Rubble of a Bombed Building

A barrel bomb destroyed little Ghina's home and killed her mother. She survived, despite being buried in rubble herself.

An Entrepreneur Rewarded for his Innovative Healthcare Work in Cameroon

African Ebola Survivors Share Their Stories of Recovery and Stigma

"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."

The Heroic Everyday Work of Lab Scientists in the Fight Against Ebola in Liberia

Humans of New York Series Inspires Intimate Portraits of Life in Iraq and Around the World

Following the lead of the popular "Humans of New York" photo project, "Humans of..." sites have proliferated across the globe. Jillian C. York explores this "visual take on travel writing."

Can President Obama Change African Dictators’ Ways? Not Likely, Says Chadian Blogger

"The fundamental question remained: What steps can the American president take to change things around?"

Volunteers from Slovenia, Macedonia and Serbia Are Joining Forces to Rebuild After Catastrophic Floods

Over 50 volunteers from Slovenia, Macedonia, and Serbia have gathered in Kraljevo, Serbia in a self-organized labor action to help rebuild the damage done by floods in the region.

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