Gretchen Knoth

Gretchen Knoth
Gretchen works on ONE's creative team in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in May 2011 with a degree in anthropology and international studies. Before coming to ONE, she spent a year living and working in Indonesia on a Fulbright Grant from the US State Department.

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Shea Yeleen: A labor of love

Shea Yeleen: A labor of love

You’re probably already familiar with shea butter- you can find it in everything from lotions to creams and lip balms- but you probably aren’t as familiar with where it comes from and how it’s made. Shea trees only grow in the Sahel region of Africa, a geographic zone that stretches the entire width of the…...
ONE’s top volunteers shop for good at the 2014 Power Summit

ONE’s top volunteers shop for good at the 2014 Power Summit

You’ve probably already read about how our amazing ONE volunteers stormed Capitol Hill to generate support for GAVI and the Electrify Africa Act. What you might not know is that they also helped make a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty by using their dollars to do good at our second annual ONE…...
MamAfrica: Building a better life for women in the Congo

MamAfrica: Building a better life for women in the Congo

I recently chatted with Ashley Nemiro, cofounder of MamAfrica, a social enterprise based in the Congo. MamAfrica provides educational and health programs and economic opportunity for women who have been displaced by a civil war that spanned two decades and killed more than 5 million people. Ashley first visited Africa in 2009......
Obama’s Power Africa Initiative, six months later

Obama’s Power Africa Initiative, six months later

Power lines in South Africa. Photo credit: ForwardM2010 via Flickr It has been six months since President Obama first introduced the Power Africa Initiative. Here are four areas where the Initiative, which aims to increase electricity access by 20 million households and businesses in six African countries over the next fi......
Indego Africa home goods now available in the ONE Store

Indego Africa home goods now available in the ONE Store

“In every way my life has changed since Indego Africa. I do not have to beg to survive. I can take care of my family. I have opened a bank account. There is a future for me.” – Fabiola, 28, Cocoki Cooperative Thanks to your positive response to Indego Africa products on Instagram and Facebook,…...
New Raven & Lily jewelry at the ONE Store

New Raven & Lily jewelry at the ONE Store

More exciting news from the ONE store! Our newest addition of African artisan products comes from Raven & Lily, a company that helps employ marginalized women in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia and the US. The items available in the ONE Store are part of the Ethiopia Collection, featuring handmade beads and charms made from rec......
fashionABLE scarves designed with your help are available now!

fashionABLE scarves designed with your help are available now!

Remember when we asked for your help deciding which colors to produce our new fall fashionABLE scarves in? Well, we asked and more than 1,200 of you answered. Scroll through the post below to see the two winning colors! This blue scarf with pink detailing will cheer anyone up on a cold winter day! As…...
Buy MADE jewelry, support students in the largest slum in Africa

Buy MADE jewelry, support students in the largest slum in Africa

Add these items to your holiday wish list! The ONE Store just got brand new jewelry from MADE, an accessories company that produces a variety of brass jewelry and leather goods in their Kenyan workshop. As with all of our African artisan cooperatives, MADE trains, teaches and empowers their team by providing reliable employme......
Ethiopia partners with Reykjavik Geothermal to increase energy access

Ethiopia partners with Reykjavik Geothermal to increase energy access

Ethiopia is eager to realize its geothermal potential. The Danakil Depression in the Dallol geothermal area. Photo credit: Business Insider Reykjavik Geothermal recently signed an agreement with the Ethiopian government to construct a 1,000 megawatt (MW) geothermal power plant, the largest geothermal plant to be constructed ......
Celebrate International Day of the Girl with “Girl Rising”

Celebrate International Day of the Girl with “Girl Rising”

Girl Rising tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 different countries to communicate one simple but powerful truth: Educate girls and you will change the world. The documentary is part of a larger movement to empower women and girls and advocate for girls’ education all over the world. With 66 million girls ......
Philips transforms health centers throughout Africa at annual road show

Philips transforms health centers throughout Africa at annual road show

Teaching Kenyan health workers on new maternal health technologies. Photo credit: Philips   With only two years until the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire, sub-Saharan Africa continues to lag behind global targets to improve child mortality and maternal health. At this point in the game, it’s all hands on deck......
Which scarf should we sell this fall at the ONE Store?

Which scarf should we sell this fall at the ONE Store?

 We can’t make up our minds and desperately need your help! Vote for your favorite scarf below and you just might see it available for purchase in the ONE Store. Do you like the light gray with lemon yellow detailing? The tangerine with orange? Blue with bright pink? Or gray with aquamarine? Let us know…...