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Empowering artisans through design

Empowering artisans through design

At Indego Africa, we are all about doing good through good design. That’s why we are so excited to launch our brand new collaboration with ONE – a custom collection of pink and black mini baskets handwoven by women in Rwanda!
The Iowa State Fair: Food, fun and famous politicians

The Iowa State Fair: Food, fun and famous politicians

When people think of the Iowa State Fair, massive butter-cows and comfort foods are usually the first things that enter their minds. But there is one thing that the Iowa State Fair has in even more excess than butter sculptures and fried food-on-stick…presidential candidates!
From advocacy to action in humanitarian crises

From advocacy to action in humanitarian crises

Last year, around this date, I was coordinating a group of young volunteers for ONE. These passionate Youth Ambassadors were asking the newly elected Members of the European Parliament to show their support for the poorest countries, including in healthcare.
This orange food is fighting malnutrition

This orange food is fighting malnutrition

I grew up on the countryside in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in western Uganda. To this day, I still encourage my own children to spend time at the farm, learning about the importance of agriculture and our family’s tradition and culture.
NYC + U2 + ONE:  The end of an amazing tour

NYC + U2 + ONE: The end of an amazing tour

Barbra Barrar wrote this blog for us. As a Congressional District Leader, she is a dedicated ONE volunteer and we were delighted to have her with us for the NYC shows. To close out the North American leg of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015, U2 took up residence at New York City’s famed Madison…...
Zanzibar’s Malaria Hunter

Zanzibar’s Malaria Hunter

Armed with two wheels, a tablet and lots of data, one woman takes on a deadly disease. For millions of Tanzanians, a potentially deadly disease is just one bug bite away. It is a threat that lurks in the shadows as the sun falls, flutters through holes in bednets at night and multiplies in puddles…...
Education is the fashion

Education is the fashion

Written by guest blogger Sarah Converse, a version of this post originally appeared here, published by Kenya Connect.  For the last 13 years Kenya Connect has been doing cultural exchange and education development in rural Wamunyu, Kenya. As a new board member, I visited Wamunyu for the first time this month with a team le......
Why this Nigerian chose rural farming over a suit and tie

Why this Nigerian chose rural farming over a suit and tie

A version of this article, written by Kate Douglas, was originally published by How We Made it in Africa  In 2007, when Lawrence Alaba Afere graduated from university, he shocked his family with the news that he was not going to use his business management degree to get a high-paying job in the big city. Instead, he&hellip......
Afghan Men Are Getting Trained to Be Feminists

Afghan Men Are Getting Trained to Be Feminists

A version of this article, by Jennifer Swann, a culture and lifestyle reporter covering the intersection of pop culture and social justice, originally appeared on TakePart.  Emma Watson, U.N. Women’s goodwill Ambassador, has spent the last year trying to convince men that women’s equality is more than just a women’......
How to celebrate UN’s International Day of Friendship – ONE Style

How to celebrate UN’s International Day of Friendship – ONE Style

Friendships enhance and enrich our lives. Whether they arise from sharing a juice box during recess, a dorm room in college, or a cubicle and crazy boss, life is kinder, gentler, more interesting and more fun when you don't go it alone. Today is International Day of Friendship, so it’s time to gather those juice box-sharing...
Beyond the facts: when inspiration turns into real advocacy

Beyond the facts: when inspiration turns into real advocacy

By Michelle Shermer, ONE member As a homeschooling mother of five children who are now teenagers and young adults, I’ve learned never to know what to expect. So when ONE approached us with curriculum developed by Scholastic designed to teach about energy poverty, I felt a bit hesitant. Would my teenagers understand the issu......
Fight to live

Fight to live

This blog comes to us from Sarah Buchanan at The Kula Project. All photos are courtesy of Bobby Neptune. As we were driving down the red, dusty roads of Kayonza, Rwanda, our Country Director Egide turned to me and said, “There is a group of women that has requested to meet with us.” Although this…...
Blogging from Beantown: #ONEonTour in Boston

Blogging from Beantown: #ONEonTour in Boston

Julie Barth, a long-time ONE member, wrote this piece for us after volunteering with #ONEonTour at the Boston U2 shows. So I’m standing next to the stage waiting for U2 to come on. I’m looking up at the rafters of the Boston TD Garden and I see championship banner after championship banner with some of…...