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25 Most shocking global poverty facts

Halloween, schmalloween. The most shocking things in life aren’t haunted houses or ghosts that go “BOO!” – but what’s happening in the real world. I asked our policy team to share the most surprising, illuminating facts they’ve come across in global development. Here’s what they sai......

Five Facts You Need to Know About PEPFAR

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the largest commitment that any nation has ever made to fighting a disease – and it’s working. Here are five facts you need to know about the extraordinary initiative that’s helping to end the threat of AIDS all around world. 1. It’s working. Since its&......
11 ways to make overseas aid even better

11 ways to make overseas aid even better

We want to get this out of the way quickly – international aid/foreign aid/official development assistance (ODA) – whatever you call it, is confusing. There. We’ve said it. Let’s not make any bones about it. At ONE we work in global development and even we sometimes find ourselves scratching our heads when governments......
ONE Vote 2014 Kickoff Celebration

ONE Vote 2014 Kickoff Celebration

You can’t say that ONE doesn’t love a challenge! With just a little over a month before the highly contentious November elections, ONE asked Washington politicos to do something pretty rare…leave partisanship at the door. We wanted them to spend one evening with us to celebrate and renew the bipartisan commitment to end......
The hunger season hits Kenya as David & Zipporah wait for their harvest

The hunger season hits Kenya as David & Zipporah wait for their harvest

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 ......
Two worlds, one problem: Educating women on good nutrition

Two worlds, one problem: Educating women on good nutrition

Agatha Achindu is Chief Yummy Officer, Yummy Spoonfuls Organic Baby Food and a Food and Nutrition Educator. Through a mist of faraway memories, I walk between the garden rows.  Large green leaves brush my bare legs, and the black earth is soft beneath my toes. Bees are buzzing in the clear, hot sun, sipping nectar from&hell......
Did Finance Ministers act on corruption? Marks out of 10…

Did Finance Ministers act on corruption? Marks out of 10…

This weekend Finance Ministers from the world’s largest economies met in Australia to agree steps to increase economic growth and address the challenges of the global economy. Thousands of ONE members sent tweets and messages in the past few days, asking them to use the meeting to take decisive steps to end the scandal tha......
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 was reposted with permission from......
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 developing world, the answer is more likely:&hellip......
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!
Twitter Chat: Ask White House spokesperson Ned Price a question

Twitter Chat: Ask White House spokesperson Ned Price a question

UPDATE: This post was changed on 1:40PM ET, August 7, 2014. Ben Rhodes was not able to participate last minute.  NOTE: This event has already passed. See a transcript of this chat here.  Ned Price, Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications at the White House, will be joining ONE for a Twitter chat......
This month’s curator: Dana Perino

This month’s curator: Dana Perino

One of the best things that ever happened to me was having my heart opened to the needs of the people of Africa by President and Mrs. Bush. During the administration, I travelled to Africa and learned more about their passion and policy advocacy. Seeing the problems — from health, hunger, education, and empowerment –&......
On finding and celebrating a girl’s voice through art

On finding and celebrating a girl’s voice through art

Anyone who has met my cheerful, graceful mother would be hard pressed to believe that she has a duplicitous history. But it’s completely true. She used to sneak me around to violin lessons behind my father’s back. My father had a lovely singing voice but he believed music was purely recreational; by no means something&hel......
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 ......