Fighting for her farm and her daughters

Fighting for her farm and her daughters

When her husband died in in 2009, Gladys Chepkorir had no time to linger on the grief. “Immediately after he died, his family started to ask me for the title deed,” she said. Her mother-in-law told her that in spite of the three daughters Gladys and her husband had together, Gladys’ husband had died “like a tree witho
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...
10 Quotes to inspire you in 2015

10 Quotes to inspire you in 2015

We're 3 weeks into 2015 and, if you're anything like me, the shiny new year might be starting to wear off. What better time than now to dig back into the archives and pull out 10 of our favorite share graphics to add some inspiration to our winter wonderings: 1.…
What’s scarier than Contagion? This map!

What’s scarier than Contagion? This map!

What could possibly be freakier than the global spread of a mysterious zombie disease in “Contagion”? How about this interactive map, which shows an alarming number of outbreaks for diseases we already know how to fight?
Dr. Mkopi: ‘Immunization shouldn’t be a matter of luck’

Dr. Mkopi: ‘Immunization shouldn’t be a matter of luck’

Meet Dr. Namala Mkopi. He’s a Tanzanian pediatrician and an advocate for an organization ONE is working hard to support: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. He has years of experience in pediatric medicine, research, and community-based child health issues in Tanzania, where he’s also seen first-hand the amazing effects…
Photo series: the hidden heroes of Ebola

Photo series: the hidden heroes of Ebola

Blair Glencorse is in Liberia with Accountability Lab, working to find creative young Liberians that have great ideas for solving challenges in their communities, including Ebola. Late last year, Blair did an Instagram takeover on ONE's account. We found the photos so moving that we wanted to share…
Melkam Yelidet Be’al – Merry Christmas!

Melkam Yelidet Be’al – Merry Christmas!

On the eve of Christmas, looking over the hills, down into the city, a fog is rising over the town of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That fog, rising up from the dust of the roads and smoke off the charcoal fires, tells you January 7th is quickly approaching. It means that…
Africa: 12 Places to go in 2015

Africa: 12 Places to go in 2015

The New York Times recently published their annual list of 52 places to travel in 2015. Seeing that there were only 10 destinations from Africa in the last two years, we turned to our readers for their recommendations and travel tips of their favorite cities, countries and attractions on…
Photos: Rwandan kids vaccinated, thanks to Gavi!

Photos: Rwandan kids vaccinated, thanks to Gavi!

I remember when my son – who is now 25, 6’5”, and still no fan of shots – got his first vaccines. It was pretty ordinary; make an appointment, show up in my car with the fancy, federally regulated child safety seat, get the shot (baby cries), pick…
2015 Gates Annual Letter: Our Big Bet for the Future

2015 Gates Annual Letter: Our Big Bet for the Future

By Bill and Melinda Gates Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a bet. We started our foundation in 2000 with the idea that by backing innovative work in health and education, we could help billions of people improve their lives. The progress we’ve seen so far…
15 BIG moments to watch for in 2015

15 BIG moments to watch for in 2015

Global citizens of the world unite – for this year we have an historic world leaders summit and a confluence of conferences. There have never been so many gatherings of the great and the good, but it's all globaloney – without you. World leaders will be deciding all…
8 must-see films that will inspire you to action

8 must-see films that will inspire you to action

With the beginning of "awards season" upon us and the Golden Globes this Sunday, we wanted to take a look back at some of the movies and documentaries that inspired and moved us in 2014. Many of the movies on this list are nominated for Golden Globes, but…
Give every child a chance at a healthy start

Give every child a chance at a healthy start

Three years ago I met a woman, who I’ll call Mari, and her newborn baby at a makeshift medical clinic that had taken over a school in rural Ghana. This wasn’t a schoolhouse by Western standards, but rather a simple, open-air cinder block structure and on that day it was overflowing with dozens of mothers with babies tied ...
How Africa plays football

How Africa plays football

The 30th Africa Cup of Nations kicks off tomorrow in Equatorial Guinea so we're celebrating the continent's love of the beautiful game.  If you live in Africa, or have ever spent time travelling there,  you will have undoubtably seen children playing football (American soccer). Everywhere. If you pause…
QUIZ: How well do you know Martin Luther King, Jr.?

QUIZ: How well do you know Martin Luther King, Jr.?

  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an important human rights leader, organizing and mobilizing thousands of people to use their voices for social change. This week, we honor his legacy. Many of Dr. King's actions and words are well-known. But how well do you actually know him? Take…