West Virginia is one of the poorest US states, plagued by unemployment and substance abuse. For some people amateur boxing offers an opportunity to gain not only cash, but respect.
Bottle collectors have become a common sight in German cities. Who are they? How much do they make? And what does digging through trash in broad daylight feel like? Our reporter took to the streets of Berlin to find out.
For a long-suffering community in Kentucky, the White House's claim that the war on poverty was won sounds like a cruel joke. But some refuse to give up – and are keen to shatter stereotypes, as Michael Knigge reports.
The report concludes that the persistence of extreme poverty in the US is a political choice made by people in power. It also criticizes US policy for making health care a privilege, rather than a right.
Thousands in the West Balkans work via online freelance platforms, but their off-the-books jobs offer no health or unemployment coverage. The only other option for many would be a one-way ticket to seek a life abroad.
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