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Photos: The rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Photos: The rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

This is a photo series from photographer, Darren Ornitz. He is based out of Brooklyn, NY and working as a freelancer for Reuters, his work has been published in the New York Times, Travel + Escape, Afar, and by various other publications and NGO’s. Settled 2,600m high in the Lasta Mountains of Northern Ethiopia and hom......
Empowering Swazi girls through song, dance and GLOW

Empowering Swazi girls through song, dance and GLOW

I served as a community health Volunteer in Swaziland from 2012 to 2014, finishing in August. I had my share of long, dull days, and I had a few extremely busy ones. But much of my time went to a girls-empowerment program called Girls Leading Our World.
Walking free: A teen poet’s story of hope, triumph & the power of words

Walking free: A teen poet’s story of hope, triumph & the power of words

Marquesha Babers is a Get Lit Player Emeritus and performs for over 10,000 teens each year, in high schools throughout Southern California. She is passionate about empowering other girls to believe in themselves and follow their hearts. To give you a background on myself, I got involved with ONE.org in April when I became a......
Playlist: Groove along with Ghanaian music star Rocky Dawuni

Playlist: Groove along with Ghanaian music star Rocky Dawuni

Plug in those headphones and get ready to jam. International music star, father, and humanitarian Rocky Dawuni – our ONE Girls and Women curator – put together the ultimate “woman-power” playlist. From Tupac to Chaka Khan, Rocky tells us in his own words what each song means to him.   1. R......
How “Decision Fatigue” Can Exacerbate Poverty

How “Decision Fatigue” Can Exacerbate Poverty

By Rebecca Schectman, policy intern at ONE Have you noticed that supermarket check-out aisles can seem like you’re running a gauntlet of candy bars, gum and gossip magazines? One reason for this is that marketers know that after making lots of decisions while filling your cart, you’re probably worn down and are more likel......
Photos: A student’s life-changing journey to Tanzania

Photos: A student’s life-changing journey to Tanzania

Ruth Urquhart is a freshman at the University of Utah. She recently traveled to Tanzania to volunteer and spend time at the United Nations tribunal for the Genocide in Rwanda. In this photo essay, she shares some of her first impressions of the land and people of Tanzania. Over the past five years I have been…...
Why faith leaders should pledge to think globally in 2015

Why faith leaders should pledge to think globally in 2015

Just like the well-worn adage goes, it is important that Christians and churches everywhere continue to think globally even as our hands and feet are engaged in the work of healing here at home. And by thinking globally I don't just mean giving global issues like extreme poverty and inequality a passing thought, but dedicatin...
For millions of women around the world, cooking is anything but safe

For millions of women around the world, cooking is anything but safe

By Leslie Black Cordes, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Last week, I hosted a cooking class, invited several friends and their daughters to attend, and enjoyed an afternoon of friendship and baking in the comfort and safety of my home.   I relished the rare opportunity to spend some quiet time relaxing and cooking with......
Why I think 2015 is going to be momentous

Why I think 2015 is going to be momentous

Miranda Wolford is one of the 15-year-old activists taking action in 2015 to #DemandBetter from our leaders and to build the world she wants to live in. With the goals for our world’s future on the line, 2015 is going to be a momentous year. This is the year when our new set of sustainable…...
Photo Series: Trees of Hope

Photo Series: Trees of Hope

We're committed to giving farmers fair pricing for their crops and improving their standard of living. Our first initiative as a new company was to purchase new cashew tree saplings and, with the help of my family and employees, plant them as gestures of love in the poor villages.
Putting moms and their families first

Putting moms and their families first

By Stephanie Chen, CARE Policy Communications Manager It’s not often that policy makers get to tell the stories of the moms and families they meet when they travel to see U.S. foreign assistance investments.  Last November, the poverty-fighting organization CARE brought Reps. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., and Mike Quigley, D-Ill......
Forgiveness on the farm

Forgiveness on the farm

This is my friend Maria. She is one of the 18,000 people that live in Ruli, Rwanda, and she is tall, beautiful, and kind, but she is certainly not afraid to put someone in their place. I met Maria last May when we she was applying to be in Kula Project’s coffee program, and despite the language barrier, we felt to be kindre...
Ebola in 2015: The Road Ahead

Ebola in 2015: The Road Ahead

As 2015 dawned, Ebola Deeply spoke with a cross-section of voices engaged in the fight against Ebola. We talked about lessons learned, hopes for the new year, questions of accountability and trust. And most importantly, we asked: What can the world do now?