Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala

In his new hour-long special available February 1, 2020, Rick Steves travels through Ethiopia and Guatemala to learn about extreme poverty — the more than 700 million people who struggle to live on less than $2 a day. Ending hunger is possible. And, with travel as our classroom, we'll learn about innovative solutions, including the importance of water access, education, empowering women, and smart development aid.


Length 57 minutes. Release February 2020.

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RICK STEVES HUNGER AND HOPE: LESSONS FROM ETHIOPIA AND GUATEMALA
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February 2020


Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala [30 words]

In this hour-long special, Rick Steves travels through Ethiopia and Guatemala to learn about extreme poverty and its solutions, including smart development aid, empowering women, child nutrition, and education.

Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala [60 words]

In this hour-long special, Rick Steves travels through Ethiopia and Guatemala to learn about extreme poverty — the more than 700 million people who struggle to live on less than $2 a day. Ending hunger is possible. And, with travel as our classroom, we'll learn about innovative solutions, including the importance of water access, education, empowering women, and smart development aid.

Rick Steves Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala [123 words]

In this hour-long special, Rick Steves ventures beyond Europe. Traveling through Ethiopia and Guatemala, he learns from locals and experts about key aspects of extreme poverty and how to beat it. Together, we'll witness the importance of water, education, empowering women, and nutrition during a child's first 1,000 days. And we'll see firsthand the impact of globalization and the effects of climate change. More than 700 million people remain in extreme poverty — struggling to live on less than $2 a day. But with the help of innovative solutions and smart development aid, world hunger has been cut in half in the last generation. Ending hunger is possible. And, with travel as our classroom, we can learn about both the challenges and the solutions.

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Girl filling a water bottle in San Pablo La Laguna, Guatemala. Download image

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Farm outside of Axum, Ethiopia. Download image

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Child making the trek to fill a water bottle near Hawassa, Ethiopia. Download image

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World Food Programme health post near Hawassa, Ethiopia. Download image

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Woman preparing food in Agros International's El Paraiso community in Nebaj, Guatemala. Download image

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Cameraman Sean White, producer Simon Griffith, cameraman Karel Bauer, and Rick with villagers in Ethiopia. Download image

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Rick and TV crew with Chris Megargee of Agros International, in El Paraiso, Guatemala. Download image

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Rick with new friends in Axum, Ethiopia. Download image

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Rick with village kids in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Download image

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Rick in a village near Hawassa, Ethiopia. Download image

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Rick learning about Ethiopia's growing economy at the Hawassa Industrial Park. Download image