For two Kenyan farmers, solar lamps benefit every part of life

For two Kenyan farmers, solar lamps benefit every part of life

In our second partnership with One Acre Fund, we’ll be following David and Zipporah, smallholder farmers from Kenya, for a whole growing season. From planting to harvest, we will check in every month to see what life is really like for a family making a living from agriculture in…
How can I really help?

How can I really help?

There are lots of ways for Americans to lend a hand to people in developing nations. Here’s how to find some that work. By Vince Beiser, TakePart World.  You read the news, you watch the documentaries, you listen to the songs: You’re concerned about all those people in…
5 Questions about Ebola, answered with infographics

5 Questions about Ebola, answered with infographics

Click each infographic to enlarge.  1. Where is the recent Ebola outbreak? According to the World Health Organization and the New York Times, "more than 1,600 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola since March... making this the biggest outbreak on record." Over half of those who have been…
How the global health community is responding to Ebola

How the global health community is responding to Ebola

UPDATED 4:10 PM July 31 The spreading Ebola virus is making international headlines this week, months after the latest outbreak first began earlier this year. Ebola—a hemorrhagic fever spread primarily through blood and other bodily fluids—is scary and deadly, with no known vaccine or cure and a fatality…
Support these four organizations to help fight Ebola

Support these four organizations to help fight Ebola

In the face of the worst Ebola virus outbreak on record, the international community has rallied around critical efforts to stop the virus’ spread and care for those affected. You can be a part of the solution by donating to organizations that are providing vital support to communities…
How to talk about Africa in the 21st century

How to talk about Africa in the 21st century

Africa is changing rapidly, but the world’s perception of it isn’t quite keeping pace. On the first day of the historic Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., the Brookings Institute brought together voices from business, government, civil society and the media for an important discussion on Africa’s image…
Picture this: A tale of two babies

Picture this: A tale of two babies

Lack of electricity should not dictate whether you live or die. By Kelly Lippi and Ari Hoffman A premature baby is born by emergency cesarean section in southwestern Uganda. He is cold. Mom can’t keep him warm while recovering from surgery. Power is out. Not out from a storm or downed…
Emails from the front lines of the Ebola outbreak

Emails from the front lines of the Ebola outbreak

“If you don’t get me on that plane soon I’m going to think my way out of this.” This was Dr. William Fischer II’s response when asked to join a Doctors Without Borders team working in Guinea to contain the Ebola virus. Fischer, an associate program director at…
Teach a woman to fish

Teach a woman to fish

Ritu Sharma is the Co-founder and President of Women Thrive Worldwide, an organization that advocates for change at the U.S. and global levels so that women and men can share equally in the enjoyment of opportunities, economic prosperity, voice, and freedom from fear and violence. She is also the author…
10 Ways breastfeeding fights extreme poverty

10 Ways breastfeeding fights extreme poverty

Mark it on your calendar: World Breastfeeding Week starts this Friday! Hailed by UNICEF as nature’s “safety net,” exclusive breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions for preventing child deaths. Keep reading to learn ten important links between breastfeeding and the fight against extreme poverty—some of them…
Meet Matt, 15, founder of Cards of Joy

Meet Matt, 15, founder of Cards of Joy

15 year old Matt Millstein sits down with ONE for an interview about his organization, Cards of Joy, a non-profit that seeks to help kids in Haiti buy donating profits made from selling handmade greeting cards. Learn more about Matt and be inspired to change the world!
Students make a difference at a hospital in Nicaragua

Students make a difference at a hospital in Nicaragua

Maya Mills is in the 8th grade at Adda Clevenger Junior Preparatory School in San Francisco, CA. In June 2014, she traveled to Nicaragua to volunteer for Operation Rainbow with her mother, Dr. Karen Makely, who donates her time and talent to perform surgeries for the organization. This piece…
10 lessons learned on the impact of secure land rights

10 lessons learned on the impact of secure land rights

Roy Prosterman is the founder and President Emeritus of Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest women and men. Got land rights? If you live in North America or Europe, the answer is probably: yes. If you live in the…
VIDEO: He shouldn’t have died

VIDEO: He shouldn’t have died

By Prakrit Nepal, ONE Campus Leader and student at Colby-Sawyer College. When I was in 11th grade, I had a friend at school in Nepal named Sameer. He was up all night studying for a test, but his house had no power. So he used a kerosene lamp to…