An Indian farmer on his pepper farm. About half of Indians work in agriculture, and two-thirds live in rural areas. The Indian government sets minimum prices for many commodities, but farmers often have to take out loans from state banks and private lenders to make ends meet. A suicide epidemic has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Indian farmers over the past two decades, as food prices drop and pesticides and fertilizers get more expensive.
(Photo by Bread for the World) Photo used under CC BY
Two boys on the street in the Asokoro area of Abuja, Nigeria. The boys had been salvaging scraps from nearby construction sites to use or sell. The scrap industry abounds in Nigeria where many see it as a business opportunity or a way to make a quick buck.
(Photo by Mark Fischer) Photo used under CC BY
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