BRAC (10 Countries)

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Field: microfinance, social entrepreneurship, health care, nutrition, education – an holistic approach

Where: Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Afghanistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

BRAC is a non-governmental development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives. Started in Bangladesh in 1972, it focuses on work with poor women, who are the worst affected by poverty.

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Opportunity Collaboration

Ixtapa, Mexico
October 12 - 17

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World Pulse Events

LEADING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
This fall, three amazing women from the World Pulse community will travel to New York, Portland, and San Francisco to speak out on global stages and at influential forums. Their stories from Tibet, Nigeria, and the U.S. will touch hearts and minds as they demonstrate the power of digital technology in changing lives and creating solutions to today's most pressing issues.

We invite you to follow along on our tour, and join us in person!

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Help a Woman, Help the Planet!
August 3, 2014

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SURVIVING CLIMATE CHANGE

n the High Andean Plateau of Peru, climate extremes have taken a toll on livestock and the farm families that depend on them. Ripple partner CARE trains women farmers, like Lourdes Pilco, in animal nutrition and basic veterinary skills. 

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Freedom from Hunger

FOR YOU: A Necessity
FOR HER: A Luxury
July 2014

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Reading is an essential part of our daily lives. From road signs, to work and personal correspondence to pleasure reading, it's easy to forget how heavily we rely on our ability to read.

In many parts of the world, people are too poor to learn to read. If they are able to attend school, many must leave after only a few years in order to work so they can feed themselves and their families.

In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate for people over the age of 15 was a stunning 28.7% as recently as 2012. [UNICEF]

Without the ability to read, it is difficult for women to learn about health and hygiene, maintain an income and save for the future.

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Global Greengrants Fund

20 YEARS of GRASSROOTS ACTION

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Whether you are working for a sustainable future, striving to raise healthy kids, or contributing in another way as part of the Global Greengrants community, there are moments when you take a step back and reflect, "Wow, this is what it's all about."

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REACHING FOR A BETTER LIFE

July 28, 2014

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Round Earth

CHILDREN ON THE BORDER

July 2014

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57,000 children caught crossing the United States border alone - What's the real story?

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Compatible Technology International

CREATING PRACTICAL FOOD AND WATER TOOLS FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD

July 24, 2014

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Greetings from Senegal!

This year we embarked on a journey to try a new model for increasing our outreach to farmers. We established our first office in Africa and began distributing our tools directly to farmers, with help from a local staff full of energy and passion.

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SEEDS OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY

July 23, 2014

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One Acre Fund

FARMERS FIRST

July 2014 - VIOLA'S STORY

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Viola Nsengiyumva has her eyes on the future.

Viola looks out over the two acres of land she and her husband, Deo, inherited from her father in Burundi. The fields are thick with bushy, yellow-green vines. The beans are ready to be harvested.

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