My wish for Thanksgiving? Know who Norman Borlaug is.

My wish for Thanksgiving? Know who Norman Borlaug is.

Story and illustrations by David Hong. Even though he changed the world and helped feed countless people, the average American isn’t familiar with Norman Borlaug. As an agriculture policy wonk and shameless fan, I drop his name in conversations all the time and people ask me, “Who is…
SHARE THIS: 7 Days of Gratitude

SHARE THIS: 7 Days of Gratitude

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, we've been sharing all the things we've been grateful for at ONE. Take a moment to reflect on some of the things we have access to - but millions of people live without. Click to share on Facebook.  What would you…
Malala calls on world leaders to ‘do better’ in 2015

Malala calls on world leaders to ‘do better’ in 2015

Malala Yousafzai today becomes the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  In this open letter to world leaders, she calls on them to seize the unique opportunity 2015 brings to "do better" - not just on education - but on development and climate, too.  We're thrilled Malala…
11 year old tells the story of how toilets brought her back to school

11 year old tells the story of how toilets brought her back to school

For World Toilet Day (November 19th), Mo Scarpelli, a multimedia producer at charity: water, shares the story of Khadija's and her journey back to school thanks to the installation of sanitation facilities. This story was reposted with permission from charity: water.  What did you care about when you were in the…
7 Sustainable toilets that could change the way the world poops

7 Sustainable toilets that could change the way the world poops

By Jaswanth Madhavan, ONE policy team  We know how important toilets are in the fight against water contamination and diarrheal disease. But because of infrastructure and cost, conventional toilets don't always work in developing countries - and as a result, 35% of the world's population to lack access to basic, working toilets. Fortunately,…
“Girl power” is HIV prevention

“Girl power” is HIV prevention

Cristina Jade Peña became an HIV/AIDS advocate and educator shortly after learning she was born HIV-positive. She holds a Masters from the University of California, Berkeley in public policy and collaborates with national and international organizations to advance health policy. Cristina has been an EGPAF Ambassador since 1997.…
Human Rights Day: The true cost of your electronic devices

Human Rights Day: The true cost of your electronic devices

For International Human Rights Day, Bandi Mbubi, the founder of Congo Calling, explains why both the public and the companies that make electronics should pay attention to how the minerals used in consumer electronics are mined and traded. Everyone reading this essay has a personal connection to the…
Stunning Peace Corps photos from 2014

Stunning Peace Corps photos from 2014

Peace Corps asked past and current volunteers to share defining moments from their Peace Corps Service through their Viewfinder photo contest. The hundreds of entries received each tell the story of how a single moment in a community taught them more than words could explain. Honorable Mentions Michelle…
Healthcare workers on the frontline of Ebola: Louise’s story

Healthcare workers on the frontline of Ebola: Louise’s story

This guest blog is from Liberian nurse Louise Gaye.  She works at ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia, and is featured in our Ebola: Waiting video alongside stars from around the world. While the world waited to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, healthcare workers like Louise…
Bono: Ebola is what happens when promises are broken

Bono: Ebola is what happens when promises are broken

This piece was originally published in The Huffington Post.  Diseases do a lot of different things, all vicious, but there's one thing they've got in common: they find our vulnerabilities and exploit them. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa -- and the world's inept initial response to it…
How I found inspiration in fighting the Ebola outbreak

How I found inspiration in fighting the Ebola outbreak

By Benjamin M. Freeman Jr., a Mandela Washington Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative. After an exciting 14 weeks in the USA as a Mandela Washington Fellow, I faced the mind-boggling challenge of returning to Liberia in the midst of a raging Ebola outbreak. The Government of…
How people in West Africa are responding to Ebola

How people in West Africa are responding to Ebola

The Ebola crisis needs a global response, there's no doubt about that. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone's fragile health systems need both a short-term boost and long-term investment to shut down the virus, which is why we're campaigning for the governments of every nation to step up and…
The 2014 ONE Holiday Gift Guide

The 2014 ONE Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season has arrived! Get more out of your holiday shopping this season - buy gifts that make a positive impact in the developing world. Here's a hand-picked list of 12 socially conscious products and ONE merchandise that we LOVE:  1. Haiti Christmas Stocking- Celebrate the season and decorate your home with a…
3 Reasons why children’s books about Africa matter

3 Reasons why children’s books about Africa matter

Today is Universal Children's Day! In honor of kids everywhere, we're celebrating the winners of the Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA). This award recognizes authors and illustrators who create accurate, quality children's books that counter stereotypical depictions of Africa. When Ifeoma Onyefulu began writing children's books, she was motivated by more than…
Surviving Ebola in Sierra Leone – a child’s story

Surviving Ebola in Sierra Leone – a child’s story

By Anne Boher. This piece is reposted from UNICEF. After losing her mother to the Ebola virus, a girl in Sierra Leone must raise her younger brother and sister on her own – and hold on to her own hope of returning to school. KENEMA, Sierra Leone –…