Aid and Development

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While I love to travel, I wanted more than just a snapshot of a cultural experience. I was looking for a genuine opportunity to engage in a complex and rich culture.

(Photo by Brett Konen)

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How the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere is recovering from disaster — with a little help from Seattle.

Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

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People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.

Eco Kargha weaver Poonam Devi prepares bobbins of silk thread, January 2013.

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A silk weaver at his loom in Bhagalpur, January 2013. (Upaya courtesy photo) Extreme poverty is an unavoidable reality in India. The first time...

Ziplock bags full of Metformin, a medication used to treat diabetes, donated to Seattle's Salaam Cultural Museum for delivery to Syrian refugees in Jordan. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

by Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville
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Collecting unused meds and giving them to needy people overseas isn’t legal. But some Seattleites are doing it anyways.