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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 Africa, Asia, and Latin America who don’t…...
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 ......
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 ......
Time for big business to step up on corruption

Time for big business to step up on corruption

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square on CNN’s website. The annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York isn’t usually the place where the bosses of big business are made to shift uncomfortably in their seats. But ONE campaign co-founder Bono seemed......
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......