Healthy Family = Happy Family

Healthy Family = Happy Family

Categorized as: , , , & Tagged as: , , on October 1, 2016. Related Grantees: Firelight Foundation, Food for the Poor, Freedom From Hunger, Grameen Foundation.

Editor’s note: Our dedicated partners at Gardens for Health International in East Africa combine health education with gardening inputs and training, to empower parents of malnourished children to change their families’ outcomes with the harvesting of...Read more
Luz America: Self-Taught Entrepreneur in Ecuador Makes Brooms from River Reeds

Luz America: Self-Taught Entrepreneur in Ecuador Makes Brooms from River Reeds

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on September 18, 2016. Related Grantees: Firelight Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Save the Children, Working Capital for Community Needs.

  By Amelia Kuklewicz, Ecuador Program Manager, Freedom from Hunger   Editor’s note: Happy 70th birthday to our longtime, deeply valued partner, Freedom from Hunger, whose small staff of less than 50 strives to end hunger through financial empowerment,...Read more
Triple-Social-Mission by LivelyHoods: Jobs + Product Access + Clean Air in Kenya’s Slums

Triple-Social-Mission by LivelyHoods: Jobs + Product Access + Clean Air in Kenya’s Slums

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , , , , on August 13, 2016. Related Grantees: Agora Partnerships, Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Freedom From Hunger, Grameen Foundation, Hope for Honduran Children, Jibu, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, The BOMA Project, Upaya Social Ventures, Working Capital for Community Needs.

By Suzanne Skees   This story was originally published on Huffington Post. Read the original version here. Chronic unemployment in Kenya leaves 68 percent of youth without a stable income. In the slums, young men and women struggle to find a source of income....Read more
“I Love My Mom a Lot, Because She Took Me to School”

“I Love My Mom a Lot, Because She Took Me to School”

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: on July 9, 2016. Related Grantees: Firelight Foundation, Freedom From Hunger, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, LivelyHoods, Upaya Social Ventures.

By Suzanne Skees Editor’s note: Scroll down to watch a video about Mekona, who never had a chance to attend school but has learned business and financial skills while building her business with our partners in rural Kenya at The BOMA Project. With three children...Read more
“Nothing Without Women:” Elections in Central Africa

“Nothing Without Women:” Elections in Central Africa

Categorized as: , , , , , , & Tagged as: , on June 17, 2016. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Asante Africa Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Resonate.

Editor’s note: You think you have challenges as a women, either running for president or voting for one? Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), also voting this November, are banding together to demand greater government representation in a nation with...Read more