Nearly nine months since Haiti's devastating earthquake, there are still 1.5 million people living in tents. Deprived of basic services and employment, many of them are frustrated - but now they have a chance to speak out about their plight via suggestion boxes recently installed in the camps. Sandra Felicien has been busy writing heartfelt letters on behalf of her community..

60-year-old Virginia de la Cruz is amongst thousands of people living in a Manila cemetery. She's built a house on the only piece of land she can afford - on top of graves stacked stories high, Kate McGeown meets the families living amongst the dead.

Jafar Alam bought a surf board with money intended for his school fees 15 years ago. At the time, there were no other surfers in Bangladesh so he had to teach himself to ride the waves. Now he's set up a surf school for street children.

Available now

25 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Oct 2010 12:05 GMT

Rio 2016 on BBC World Service


Coverage, clips and features on the greatest show on earth.

The Outlook Inspirations 50

The Outlook Inspirations 50

Amazing stories to celebrate Outlook's 50th birthday

Ten Stories Told Through Animation

Take 10: Animations That Bring Radio to Life

From life as a child soldier to a grizzly bear with a fondness for wine.

The Outlook Podcast

Listen to the Podcast

Favourite stories from across the week, available to download