It sounds simple enough: If you’re sick, you make an appointment with a doctor, and if it’s an emergency, you head to the nearest hospital. But for more than a billion people around the world, it’s a real challenge — because they live too far from a medical facility. Where Raj Panjabi’s nonprofit, Last Mile […]
Stories for "rural"
In 2009, author Emily Pilloton moved to Bertie County, North Carolina — the poorest county in the state with a population of just 20,000. There she and her partner Matthew Miller launched Studio H, a design and build program meant to engage the creativity of high school students while bringing design innovation to the area. […]
The TED stage features a red circular carpet and light-up letters, the look far more sleek than rustic. But at TEDxGuatavita, the stage was decorated with bales of hay, farming tools and boots with plants sprouting out of them. Guatavita, a small town in the heart of rural Colombia was the home of the first […]