News from Our Recommended Organizations
Posted by Village Enterprise on Tuesday, March 07, 2017
by Hannah McCandless
“We feel so empowered!” exclaimed one of the women in Bed Mot savings group in Olwelai Village. Empowerment. It’s a buzzword. As with many buzzwords in the development industry its meaning tends to be ambiguous, flexible, and overused. And yet there I was, sitting in rural Uganda, being told by our business owners that they felt empowered. Empowerment may be a buzzword. It is also a concrete result of our...
Posted by Population Services International on Tuesday, March 07, 2017
By Alena Sims, Communications Associate, MCSD, PSI
In rural Vietnam, 30% of families lack access to sanitation facilities that meet basic hygiene standards. The lack of access to sanitation disproportionately affects women and girls, who face numerous adverse health effects and safety risks as a result.
To address this issue, PSI Vietnam, with support from philanthropist Camilla Hagen Sørli and the Maverick Collective, is working to build a...
Posted by Seva on Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The surgeon looks through her microscope. A small incision is made, a cloudy lens carefully removed, a new lens inserted. It all happens in less than 15-minutes. The patient walks out. Another patient is guided in.
Throughout the day, the surgical team at Nepal's Lumbini Eye Institute will perform more than 100 cataract surgeries that will restore sight and transform lives.
In addition to the life-changing impact the surgeons have on ea...
Posted by Fred Hollows Foundation on Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The people of Cambodia radiate resilience and optimism. Tourism is booming and the economy is growing. But the turmoil of the Khmer Rouge regime and the effects of genocide and has left scars that will take a long time to heal. For all the progress in this fascinating country, there is also persistent poverty, corruption and deficiencies in the health care system.
The eye care system in Cambodia highlights the incredible disproportion of servi...
Posted by Population Services International on Wednesday, February 01, 2017
By Perrie Briskin, Communications Manager for Digital Media, PSI/Myanmar
Marketing can sometimes feel like throwing darts in the dark. Is it the commercial or promotional umbrella that drives sales, or do they work in concert?
Commercial brands with infinite marketing dollars can afford a thousand darts. PSI doesn’t have this luxury. Social marketing dollars are precious and promoting health products is a different challenge than, for...
Posted by Living Goods on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
“IPA recently completed a large-scale randomized study for Living Goods showing the model is reducing child deaths by a staggering 27 percent. The result has been nothing short of transformational. The power and quality of research has persuaded policymakers, replication partners, and major funders to back a rapid scale up of the approach. As a result, Living Goods’ reach has tripled to 5 million people served. Proof positive that IPA...
Posted by Village Enterprise on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Village Enterprise is thrilled to be the newest cost-effective and high impact charity selected by The Life You Can Save. Our mission is to end extreme poverty in rural Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation.
To accomplish this, Village Enterprise provides a “graduation program” that includes business and financial skills training, mentoring, small grants, and savings networks to first-time entrepreneurs living on less than $...
Posted by Schistosomiasis Control Initiative on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
A fond farewell and thanks to Dr. Alan Fenwick
Professor Fenwick convinced the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of the plausibility of his vision, securing the second grant they ever made, and established the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative(SCI) at Imperial College London in 2002. The SCI had a single objective, to prove that it was possible to develop and deliver a schistosomiasis control programme at a national scale, that was replicable...
Posted by One Acre Fund on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
This blog was written by David Hong, One Acre Fund's global senior policy analyst, and Homi Kharas, senior fellow and deputy director for global economics and development at the Brookings Institution. The article was originally published by The Hill.
The U.S. will soon go to the polls to elect our new president, who will walk into the Oval Office with a laundry list of global challenges. Not all of those issues grab daily headlines. Howeve...
Posted by GiveDirectly on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Here's GiveDirectly's note introducing their new feature:
During this past emotional month, GiveDirectly had the exciting launch of GDLive. We hope this project can provide an uplifting channel and a reflection of your collective compassion for the global poor through an honest look into their lives and the impact of your investments.
GDLive provides an unfiltered, near real-time connection with program participants, allowing you to hear direct...