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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 rural Kenya. Read part 1, part 2, part ......
The 5 best 2014 World Cup goals so far

The 5 best 2014 World Cup goals so far

One week into the 2014 World Cup and there have been plenty of great goals scored already. At ONE we’ve been keeping an eye on the football, but have another really big goal we are focussed on: making sure every child around the world gets basic, life saving vaccines. So in a shameless attempt to…...

ONE Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 5, 2013)–ONE President and CEO Michael Elliott released the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela: “Nelson Mandela’s unwavering courage, forgiveness and hope touched and inspired people all around the world. He showed that we can make change happen and that the dream of ......
2013 AIDS Report: It’s time to stop saying ‘AIDS in Africa’

2013 AIDS Report: It’s time to stop saying ‘AIDS in Africa’

This infographic for our new AIDS report shows why it’s time to stop saying the phrase “AIDS in Africa.” African countries have made widely divergent progress toward the beginning of the end of AIDS, and a one-size-fits-all approach to tackling AIDS on the continent does not make sense. Sixteen countries in ......
Wish Nelson Mandela Happy 95th Birthday by doing one thing for him

Wish Nelson Mandela Happy 95th Birthday by doing one thing for him

Photo credit: Mandela Foundation Michael Healy is ONE Europe’s media assistant. Today is Madiba’s birthday, which means it’s also International Nelson Mandela Day. This year has a different feel to it that usual. It almost seems odd to be writing this while the great man himself is so ill. There are a number of p......
Why food crises keep happening despite promises made at L’Aquila

Why food crises keep happening despite promises made at L’Aquila

Let me tell you a little story. In 2008, food prices went through the roof. The cost of bread, milk, eggs, sugar, cooking oil, meat -– you name it -– became so expensive for the world’s poor people, who spend nearly all they’ve got on food, they could barely afford to eat. Photo from the…...
ONE Act a Week: Give Nelson Mandela a special birthday gift

ONE Act a Week: Give Nelson Mandela a special birthday gift

Action: 51. Time: 67 minutes. Level of difficulty: Easy. No one likes to forget birthdays, especially of people who mean a lot to us. So I’m here to give you a friendly reminder that it’s Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday this Wednesday. It also marks Mandela Day, a call for people everywhere to take responsibi......
ONE’s 2012 Summer Music Playlist

ONE’s 2012 Summer Music Playlist

I’m very excited to introduce our 2012 Summer Music Playlist! We’ve created it using Spotify, a free music service that you can download here. It includes music of different styles from all across Africa, both old and new, crowdsourced from ONE members on Twitter. Click on the songs to start listening at your comp......
Keeping African doctors in Africa

Keeping African doctors in Africa

Pearl Alice is live blogging from the Conference of African Finance and Health Ministers in Tunis, Tunisia this week. Yesterday in Tunis at the Conference of African Finance and Health Ministers, the Global Health Force Alliance launched its “Strategy for the Second Phase – 2013-2016” to continue to address the global h......

Playing ‘food games’ with international aid

Oxfam America has released an eery, fairytale-ish new video to call attention to US policy on international food aid. Titled “Food Games,” the video shows a Republican and Democratic couple waging a very stylish and darkly cinematographic food fight. Oxfam America says on their blog, “The video is a gamble, ......