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Join the fight against extreme poverty

I had an opportunity to talk to Dr Rutendo Bonde, the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) about why the …

Why trade is important to development

There is a lot of talk around Washington these days about trade. Congress is considering several bills on trade; much of it is highly technical and …

Securing a farmers’ most important resource: the ground beneath their feet

Imagine you are a farmer. You have a small plot where you grow vegetables to feed your family, and another where you and your community grow corn. In …

Photo Series: Portrait of the Himba

<i>By Susan Portnoy. Susan is a communications and public relations consultant who writes and photographs as The Insatiable Traveler. She also</i> …

Cute

Feeding 7 billion: How food impacts communities around the world

Feeding 7 billion<p>How food impacts communities around the world<p>Feeding 7 billion<p>How food impacts communities around the world<p>Food connects us, and at …

Three girls prove sexist naysayers wrong with innovative bike business

<i>This post originally appeared on TakePart World</i><p><i>By Samantha Cowan. Samantha is a regular contributor for TakePart. She writes for a variety of online</i> …

Africa

Food Forward delivers farmers market produce to those who need it most

Smart farmers market shoppers know it's best to get there bright and early. So why is Leah Boyer hanging around the Saturday Torrance market at closing time? It's because she's got hungry people to feed.<p>Boyer is the farmers market recovery program manager for Food Forward, a Southern California …

11 Global campaigns that prove women rock

By unlocking the full potential of girls and women around the world, extreme poverty could be ended for good. So we thought it appropriate to look …

Social Media

7 Women Civil Rights leaders you need to know

By <b>Aishling Thurow</b> and <b>Anna Lemberger, ONE Girls and Women</b><p>February is Black History Month! Many extraordinary women, and often unsung heroes, played …

Want Better Work-Life Balance? Try Doing Something Kind For Others

Want to feel a great sense of work-life balance? Instead of doing less, try doing more -- for others.<p>According to a new study, volunteering may improve work-life balance and ward off stress and burnout.<p>Although many working people probably think that they don't have time to volunteer, doing so …

Work-life Balance

Join the fight against extreme poverty

Throughout history, individual acts of defiance have proved to be incredibly powerful. It takes courage to stand alone, but brave individuals often …

Infographic: Education and Training of Women

Educating women and girls is a driving force against poverty worldwide and is the key to empowered societies and strong economies. When women and …

Infographics

How to Start a Values-Based Business

You might be familiar with MATTER. Perhaps you saw them in a Design9, remember our holiday giveaway or maybe you love MATTER’s work with our friends …

Now This Is An Example Of Truly Educational Radio

Every day, 17-year-old Kaday goes to school by turning on the radio.<p>She's one of the million school-age children in Sierra Leone who've had no classroom to go to since July. That's when the government closed all schools to curb the spread of Ebola.<p>But that doesn't mean the kids have stopped …

Disease

7 people who broke the law to change the world

Nelson Mandela is, hands down, one of the most important and celebrated figures of our lifetime.<p>Mandela represents equality, fairness, democracy and …

Black History

I Photographed Women From 37 Countries To Show That Beauty Is Everywhere

I’m a photographer from Romania that quit her job and started a new life. Two years ago I took my backpack, my camera and begun to travel around the …

Fast Fashion Needs Globalized Intervention And Slow Fashion Needs Globalized Participation: 3 Ways To Pioneer Change

Image: Pearl<p>When it comes to the slow movement, the food sector has progressed in educating and nurturing our palettes with eating local, seasonal …

4 important considerations for your social impact business

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Can you start a successful business with just $10? This man did

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten dollars -- that's all that Rwandan science teacher Cephas Nshimyumuremyi had to start his business with two years ago.<p>It may sound less than promising, but Nshimyumuremyi made that initial initial investment go a long way. Today, his company Uburanga Products, which makes herbal jelly …

Entrepreneurship

Every Single Kid Who Was Orphaned By Ebola In Guinea Now Has A Home

Every child who was orphaned by Ebola in Guinea has a familiar place to call home -- an astounding development considering these kids were shunned just a few months ago.<p>Since the worst Ebola outbreak on record hit, 773 children in Guinea alone have lost both parents to the disease and they’ve all …

Disease

The Bookmark That Keeps on Giving

February 03, 2015<p>About a month ago, the HU team spent some time thinking about initiatives that could spread kindness among people in a way that is …

Why non-profits should consider a revenue-driven model

In a recent article in The New Zealand Herald, "Why Does Social Enterprise Matter?", The Akina Foundation explores why now is a better time than ever for nonprofit social organizations to shift to self-sustaining (or even profitable) business models. We couldn't agree more.<p>Our organization, The …

Innovation

Join the fight against extreme poverty

<b>10 years ago today, Nelson Mandela gave this inspirational speech to 20,000 people gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square. It became a rallying cry</b> …

The world's poverty - in 50 seconds

The BBC's new A Richer World season is exploring global wealth, poverty and inequality.<p>The world is richer now than ever before.<p>But what does that mean for the people living in extreme poverty?<p>The rates of extreme poverty have halved in recent decades. But 1.2 billion people still live below the …

Income Inequality