Morgana Wingard

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VIDEO: Meet Audrey, a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Liberia

VIDEO: Meet Audrey, a volunteer nurse fighting Ebola in Liberia

A version of this piece was originally published on EbolaDiaries.com. What kind of people volunteer to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa? People like Audrey Rangel, an Ebola treatment unit nurse from California. “I always wanted to do disaster relief work. The crisis started to take off. It was in the news a lot. ......
In Liberia, juggling boyfriends to survive

In Liberia, juggling boyfriends to survive

“I had three boyfriends.” Her response to the question ended with a girlish giggle and a slightly embarrassed grin. “But now I have one,” Alice (pictured above) concluded with her chin slightly higher. The unconventional answer made me chuckle too. I quickly learned it’s not a laughing matter. W......

Buy local, boost local

This is a guest post from our friends at CARE.  Ethiopia has one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa. Yet, the inability to access food and proper nutrition remains a reality in many communities. Approximately 2.7 million people in Ethiopia need food assistance. That’s the size of the population of Chicago. Recently......
Real Stories: The choice between life and death

Real Stories: The choice between life and death

Every great photograph I’ve taken has been nothing short of a gift. It’s someone boldly opening a window into their life allowing me to capture and share their story with the world. The bravery of absolute strangers who invite me into the most intimate truths about their existence astounds me. Recently, I encountered anot......

Putting $2 billion in the hands of entrepreneurs around the world

As a graphic designer, I love infographics and the beautiful madness of communicating a complicated story through simple graphics and charts. I just helped develop one for USAID’s brilliant Development Credit Authority (DCA) team. The best thing about this one is that it’s not just an allegory about how their program work......
Proofs: A model for helping the hungry

Proofs: A model for helping the hungry

This piece is cross-posted from Morgana Wingard’s Wanderlust blog. In Ghana, 8 out of 10 children under the age of five and 3 out of 10 adult women suffer from some form of malnutrition, including stunting, wasting, and/or deficiencies in iron, iodine, and vitamin A. I recently visited Nyankpala Community Management of Acut......
Proofs: Performing miracles at Ghana’s Tema Clinic

Proofs: Performing miracles at Ghana’s Tema Clinic

Life happens here at the Tema Clinic in Accra, Ghana. Babies trade a death sentence for life. Mothers transform their sickly skeleton figures to healthy, able bodies. Tema offers hope in a place that was once hopeless and ravaged by AIDS. Funded by the Global Fund through financial support from Product (RED), Tema Hospital ca......
Proofs: The luxury of water in Afadjtator, Ghana

Proofs: The luxury of water in Afadjtator, Ghana

Photographer Morgana Wingard reports on a USAID-funded water project in Afadjtator, Ghana. When I wake up, I groggily roll out of bed, and half-asleep, I jump into a hot shower. Then, I fill up my water bottle with cold water from the tap, brush my teeth with water from the faucet, and wash my hands.…...
Proofs: Loving them with food

Proofs: Loving them with food

This piece is cross-posted from Morgana Wingard’s Wanderlust blog. During a recent trip to Uganda, I met the hardworking cooks of Amazima –- Nancy, Joanne, and Josephine. You think it’s hard to cook for your family? Trying cooking for more than 400. These women sweat over massive cauldrons of rice, beans and chicken eve......
Proofs: A world without HIV

Proofs: A world without HIV

This piece is cross-posted from Morgana Wingard’s Wanderlust blog. The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) dreams of a world without HIV. In fact, they don’t just dream about it. They’re doing something about it. They live to contribute to the process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the qualit......
Proofs: How to be a socially conscious photographer

Proofs: How to be a socially conscious photographer

This piece is cross-posted from Morgana Wingard’s Wanderlust blog. I’ve circled the globe for years –- an insatiable addict since I was 16. I fell in love with photographer Steve McCurry’s images of weathered faces lined with stories staring into the lens’ eyes like bottomless lakes. I wanted to capture ......

VIDEO: Witness India’s desire for education in just four minutes

Recently, I flew to Calcutta, India with an award-winning crew of filmmakers to document the compelling story of Project Rhino, an organization that is providing free education to children in Calcutta’s slums and villages. Our mission? Capture their story in four minutes. Project Rhino from Still Life Projects on Vimeo. Our......

Proofs: Power to the people

This photo essay is part of Morgana Wingard’s visual storytelling series, “Proofs.” Keep an eye out for more posts like these here on the ONE Blog. In this energy project in Zanzibar, Tanzania, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is helping to stimulate economic growth on the island of Unguja by building a second......

Proofs: Workin’ at the car wash

A few months ago, I had a chance to visit one of the Slums Information Development and Resource Centers (SIDAREC) in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. It was established to promote and consolidate skills existing within slum communities, especially among youth. SIDAREC received the ONE award in 2009 and a grant of $100,000 f......