New Tehri, India | Anaya takes her noon meal on the roof on a rare and bright day in December, high in the Himalayan foothills. Her shy smile and bright sari conveying welcome hospitality and warmth.
A young girl uses a handwashing station provided to her school by UNICEF's Water Sanitation and Hygiene program in the Central Philippines
Bobi Village, Uganda | A girl smiles amongst a crowd of school children at a presentation. She is one of many orphans affected by Joseph Kony's LRA and is now receiving an education at the hands of Village of Hope Uganda.
Jinotega, Nicaragua | Image captured from the back of a passing truck while driving through a small village in the coffee-rich northern mountains.
Gulu, Uganda | Two women return from market carrying sacks of rice on their heads. Vibrant clothing stands out among the rich red earth of the dirt roads on a beautiful African day.
Tacloban, Philippines | A little girl waits in line for clean water at a transitional camp in the Central Philippines after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan left her family without a home. UNICEF is committed to providing clean water in emergencies in the Philippines and around the world.
Tubig, Philippines | The patriarch of an indigenous people group sits inside the front door of his mountain-side shack to tell of his life in the Philippine mountains as part of a once nomadic tribe. Oh, to see what those eyes have seen.
Bobi, Uganda | Two house mothers at Village of Hope Uganda school hold hands outside one of the dormitories where they care for a dozen girls each. These women were once made to bear the children of LRA commanders, and now they have chosen a life of caring for the orphaned children whose lives were also ripped apart by those same commanders. In a place with so much reason to hate and despair, friendship blooms.
Gulu, Uganda | boys gather outside a thatched-roof hut in a disbanded IDP (internally displaced persons) Camp once run by World Vision outside the northern city of Gulu, Uganda. Many of these children were orphaned by Joseph Kony and his LRA and have no home or families to return to, so they stay in the only home they have ever known.
Tubig, Philippines | A man strips bamboo into strips in order to craft handmade brooms and baskets. These mats and baskets are the chief source of income for the small village tribe of former nomads, located high in the mountains of the central Philippines.
Bobi Village, Uganda | In most of the world, folks store their water for bathing, cooking, washing and drinking in jerry cans. Weighing in as 45lbs, these suckers are heavy ... but don't tell Janet, because she is one happy girl, and very excited about clean water.
Tola, Nicaragua | A young girl smiles shyly to visitors in her small Nicaraguan town, the site of a new clicic for OneWorld Health.
Gulu, Uganda | Two Sudanese boys flirt across the barbed wire fence separating their refugee camp from a local football field where a regional tournament is taking place. Yassir and Clinton likely have not seen much outside that fence for a very long time, but their voices, smiles, and laughter were bright and full of joy for the day.
Tola, Nicaragua | A young boy sits outside outside his brightly painted house, trying to hide his smile while watching his sisters play in the yard beyond.
Los Robles, Nicaragua | Maria and her family live near a coffee Finca, or farm, in the mountains of Northern Nicaragua. Seated on four stacked and stuffed coffee sacks, she helps her grandmother, picking out imperfect beans before they are sent to a refinery for grading and shipment to the rest of the world.
Gulu, Uganda | A Sudanese woman walks down the red Ugandan dirt road leading away from the refugee camp that has been her home for 3 years. Run by UNHCR, the camp is home to more than 8,000 refugees from Sudan, and some seriously beautiful African fashion trends.
Tola, Nicaragua | Paulo is the shopkeeper at a little roadside grocery in Tola, Nicaragua, a small village in the south.
New Tehri, India | The sun rises over whimsical clouds on a freezing December morning in the Himalayan foothills of a climbing Indian village. Passing on the streets above, the magnificent view revels itself through an alley.
Los Robles, Nicaragua | A visiting doctor from Emory Medical Center performs a wellness check for a young boy in a remote Nicaraguan mountain village. Medical clinics in the area depend on supplemental medical care from international development agencies.
Leyte, Philippines | A student raises his hand to answer a question posed by his teacher. Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene is taught to primary schools as part of UNICEF's intervention program.
New Tehri, India | Krishna lives in a small house at the tip top of a mountain with one spectacular view. She caught me outside her home taking photos and immediately offered to share some steaming chai as we chatted, surrounded by mist, snow-capped mountains and the ringing bells of the Buddhist temple below.
Tacloban, Philippines | In a transitional refugee camp after Typhoon Yolanda, residents create a makeshift rain catchment system with a drain pipe and a strategically placed bucket. Water is important: every drop counts.
Sebaco, Nicaragua | Young girls alternate being being bold and shy for the camera, playing off each other as they both trail behind and lead the way down the winding streets of their Central-Nicaraguan village.
Gulu, Ugada | During the reign of Joseph Kony's LRA, UN sponsored camps were places of refuge for Ugandans. Though the camps have long since closed, thousands of families are still unable to return to their homes and remain in the area. Dorcas attends a school of more than 600 children born in these camps, and has never seen her "home village."
Bweyale, Uganda | A student at Village of Hope secondary school learns to use with brightly colored yearn for knitting or crochet.
Tacloban, Philippines | Children at a UNICEF transitional housing camp wash their hands on Global Handwashing Day.
Jinetega, Nicaragua | In the mountains of northern Nicaragua, coffee grows on every available hectare and is picked by hand. The bright berries pack an aromatic punch when roasted and brewed.