Hanoi-based photographer Maika candidly portrays homosexual love in an effort to encourage tolerance in Vietnam. The photo series has even been an opportunity for some gay couples to come out to their families.
Growing up in a Mumbai slum, Ashok saw how hard it was for many young people to break out of poverty. Now the 24-year-old has launched a soccer program for disadvantaged kids with a focus on education and life skills.
"Flik" Finlayson gave up her goal of becoming a fashion designer to do conservation work on a remote island in Borneo. There she replants coral reefs, and says she sees the impact of her work every day.
Many of the women and children in Afghanistan lack the education to get good jobs and put enough food on the table. One German-Afghan student's plan to help is also making Germany's fashion more colorful.