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How This Microfinance Program Gives the Gift of Education
Water.org

Reductions in time spent collecting water have been found to increase school attendance. Water.org believes in its mission that the power of water has the ability to transform lives. Each day, more families in communities around the world are getting access to finances needed through…

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This Non-Profit 3D Prints Homes to Create Sustainable Communities
United Nations Foundation

Alexandria Lafci has launched a non-profit called New Story, which helps to transform slums into sustainable communities by harnessing the power of 3D-printing technology. The organization can “print” a new, 600-square foot home for under $4,000. The United Nations Foundation’s Chief Communications Officer Rajesh Mirchandani…

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Alleviating the Water Crisis in Peru Makes Way for Education
Water.org

In Lima, Peru, 3 million people lack access to safe water. A local, Rosalina, spent her childhood walking miles to a local community well each morning to collect water for her family. Today, Rosalina uses a small, affordable loan to connect her property to a…

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This New Program Immerses Girls in Technology To Advance Skills
Global Citizen

In Cameroon, 1 in 4 girls do not know how to read – but a new technical center called NextGen in the country’s capital is starting to change things. Janet Fofang, a pioneering scientist and teacher, has started the center which enables young Cameroonians to…

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Innovative Start-Up Provides Creative Solution For Clean Water
Global Citizen

Approximately 2.1 billion people around the world lack clean water, and over 250 million kidney dialysis filters are thrown away every year. Israeli professor Yoram Lass and has created a new invention along side the startup NUFiltration. Their flagship device takes used filters typically used…

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ONE and Cargill are Working Together to Amplify the Voices of Women
ONE

A new partnership between ONE and Cargill will engage world-class storytellers to share the inspiring stories of girls and women who are fighting for change in their communities. Together, One and Cargill plan to advocate for policies that will improve access to education. Empowering women…

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Digital Training is the Future for Farming in Africa
Opportunity International

Opportunity International’s Agriculture Finance program provides innovative programs to farmers in Africa. Clients are given an opportunity to provide for their families through financial trainings, access to bank accounts and financial services, and connections to fair markets where they can get a good value for…

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PepsiCo Joins Water.Org in Global Water Program
James Conca

Almost 3 billion people have gained access to clean water over the last 25 years – but current water use, population growth, and effects of climate change have caused two-thirds of the global population to experience severe water scarcity for at least one month a…

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