Tzviatko Chiderov

Tzviatko Chiderov is ONE's regional field director for the Great Lakes Region, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Minnesota. He has been involved with ONE as a member and volunteer since 2007. Prior to his current role, Tzviatko spent about 9 months in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, working for the National AIDS Council of Zimbabwe. Tzviatko has a degree in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Before starting his work in development, he spent several years working in the corporate sector in Minneapolis, MN and Chicago, IL.

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Mandela memorial: View from Cape Town

Mandela memorial: View from Cape Town

ONE Regional Field Director Tzviatko Chiderov reports live from Cape Town, South Africa. I am currently on vacation in Cape Town, South Africa and I was here when we all heard the news last week. It has been interesting to observe people’s reactions and take part in the city’s celebration of Madiba. What’s b......
ONE at Lollapalooza 2013

ONE at Lollapalooza 2013

Every summer, music takes over Chicago for three days in the first weekend of August. People come from near and far to see and experience some of the top names in music at Lollapalooza, a festival which attracts more than 160,000 music fans each year. Music is a big part of ONE’s identity so naturally we…...
ONE hits the Green Festival in Chicago

ONE hits the Green Festival in Chicago

ONE was at the Green Festival in Chicago last weekend and it was, once again, a fun time! Thousands of socially minded people, activists, and all kinds of do-gooders gathered at Navy Pier in Chicago for this 2-day affair. Nearly 400 of them took action with ONE by writing postcards to their Senators! This is…...
Advocacy in Action meetings in the Great Lakes region

Advocacy in Action meetings in the Great Lakes region

International development accounts for less than 1 percent of the US budget. A small piece of the pie, which helps save, protect and feed hundreds of millions of people. Our wonderful ONE volunteers throughout the country are on a mission to make sure that people in their communities are educated about these facts and issues,......
ONE Chicago’s World AIDS Day happy hour

ONE Chicago’s World AIDS Day happy hour

This World AIDS Day, ONE members tried something different in Chicago – we got together over drinks to talk about the global fight against AIDS and take action by writing letters to our Illinois Senators Kirk and Durbin. Writing letters is one of the most effective ways of getting your voice heard by your elected&hellip......
ONE at SalsaFest in Florida

ONE at SalsaFest in Florida

Salsa music, South Florida weather, and helping save lives. What could be better?  ONE was invited this past weekend to table at the 6th annual Salsa Fest in Greenacres, FL.  The sounds of tropical salsa beats and tempting smells of Latin specialties sizzling on the grill did not distract us from our goal of making…...
Three amazing Obama events in Wisconsin

Three amazing Obama events in Wisconsin

President Obama visited the swing state of Wisconsin three times over a week-long period earlier this month. ONE members were there, front and center, braving the cold during each one of the President’s appearances, for the opportunity to remind him of the importance of fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease aroun......
More messages delivered to Wisconsin US Senate candidates

More messages delivered to Wisconsin US Senate candidates

In the final days of the campaign, ONE members took time to hand-deliver more postcards to Wisconsin’s US Senate candidate Tommy Thompson and Tammy Baldwin’s offices. These postcards have messages asking the candidates, if elected, to support poverty-based foreign assistance programs like Feed the Future – which helps t......
ONE at Michelle Obama’s rally in Wisconsin

ONE at Michelle Obama’s rally in Wisconsin

I attended an interesting political rally for Michelle Obama in Racine, Wisconsin recently. As I waited in the several-hour-long line of Wisconsinites excited to see the First Lady, I was able to recruit a new ONE volunteer! Michelle Irvin told me that this was her first time attending a political event and she was looking ......
Marco Rubio gets our message (and our wristband) loud and clear

Marco Rubio gets our message (and our wristband) loud and clear

As part of our bipartisan ONE Vote campaign, ONE members are on the campaign trail with candidates for office throughout the country urging them to make extreme poverty and global health foreign policy priorities.   I attended an event with Florida Senator Marco Rubio in Waukesha, Wisconsin today. He is campaigning in ......
Whatever it takes

Whatever it takes

Vivian Onano, ONE Congressional district leader from Kenosha, Wis., recounts her experience getting a letter to her congressman, Paul Ryan, signed by three influential leaders in her town. When you are firm about what you want, then no door can be closed on you. I certainly learned that on Wednesday when I managed to schedule......
‘Be a voice, not an echo’

‘Be a voice, not an echo’

ONE at Chicago AIDS Run 2012 5,500 people died of AIDS today. These are mothers, fathers, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends whose stories are often left in the shadows of oblivion. Their voices rendered silent from the ability to live full and productive lives —5,500 voices silenced by a preventable disease. Photo c......
ONE Vote kicks off in Milwaukee!

ONE Vote kicks off in Milwaukee!

ONE members around the country are hitting the presidential campaign trail, engaging and educating the candidates on the fight against extreme poverty for ONE Vote. Did you know that Wisconsin produces more than one-quarter of the country’s cheese? Impressive, isn’t it? What’s just as impressive is the drive......