Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.
Today, we hear from the village of Shimshal in the Karakoram mountains of Northern Pakistan and its ongoing struggle to remain connected with the outside world.
Also, the story of the family behind the Rwandan orphanage that saved the lives of 400 people during the genocide.
And, the American woman made homeless by the recession who blogged her way back. She's now written a book about her experiences called The Girl's Guide to Homelessness.