857-94726 - Zainabu Ramadhani, 19, (yellow and red patterned skirt) her mother Fatma Mziray, age 38, (blue head dress) and Fatmaâs sister-in-law Zaitun Hamad, 18, (orange wrap and white top) walk home after gathering firewood near Fatmaâs home in Mforo. Mforo is near Moshi, Tanzania. Fatma Mziray is a Solar Sister entrepreneur who sells both clean cookstoves and solar lanterns. Fatma heard about the cookstoves from a Solar Sister development associate and decided to try one out. The smoke from cooking on her traditional wood stove using firewood was causing her to have a lot of heath problems, her lungs congested her eyes stinging and her doctor told her that she had to stop cooking that way. Some days she felt so bad she couldn't go in to cook. Fatma said, âCooking for a family, preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner I used to gather a large load of wood every day to use. Now with the new cook stove the same load of wood can last up to three weeks of cooking. âWith the extra time I can develop my business. I also have more time for the family. I can monitor my childrenâs studies. All of this makes for a happier family and a better relationship with my husband. Since using the clean cookstove no one has been sick or gone to the hospital due to flu.â Fatma sees herself helping her community because she no longer sees the people that she has sold cookstoves have red eyes, coughing or sick like they used to be. She has been able to help with the school fees for her children, purchase items for the home and a cow. âWhat makes me wake up early every morning and take my cookstoves and go to my business is to be able to take my family to school as well as to get food and other family needs.â
857-92688 - Entrance arch to Santa Monica Pier, from the Pacific Coast Highway. A popular excursion spot for more than a century, the Santa Monica Pier draws crowds daily. From Wikipedia: "The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California and is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with its one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, solar paneled Ferris wheel. It also has an original carousel hippodrome from the 1920s, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium operated by Heal the Bay, shops, entertainers, a video arcade, a trapeze school, pubs, and restaurants. The west end of the pier is a popular location for anglers.
832-253524 - Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral, Lustgarted park, Schlossplatz, demolition of the Palast der Republik, Springbrunnen fountain, European School of Management and Technology ESMT, Panorama, Berlin, Germany, Europe
857-62758 - Tajik girls wear full length Iranian style veils, called "abbaya" as they walk to school through the bazaar of Turghondi, a town on the border with Turkmenistan, in the northern part of Herat Province.
817-136913 - Full body image of three young school girls in school uniform with white shirt, knee-length skirt and blue tie walking down a sandy backstreet in Ilha de Mocambique (Island of Mozambique), Mozambique, Southern Africa