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African Orphans

"This is for the orphans."

Melissa Kushner | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

In 2013, goods for good launched nine community enterprises. Jobs are being created and the local economies are improving. As goods for good enters an unprecedented period of growth, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the children of Malawi.

Remembering Moguay

Jennie Goutet | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Jennie Goutet

Moguay was weak and needed this attention in order to fatten up. I also loved to just hold him and tell him he would grow up to be a big strong guy.

Voluntourism: We Have to Stop Making This About Your Niece

Leila Chambers | Posted 09.15.2012 | Good News
Leila Chambers

Arriving in the slums of Nairobi, the summer after my first year in college, I was utterly unprepared to be standing face-to-face with absolute, abject poverty.

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: Empathy Is the First Step to Serving Others

Marc Ozburn | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

My personal hero is Sargent Shriver and has been for some time. He epitomized living with purpose and showed up to life every day with drive and gratitude.

The New Face of Africa

Stephen Shames | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Stephen Shames

L.E.A.D Uganda's children do not want your pity. They do not need charity. Africa's youth want your support as an active, equal partner, so they can transform their communities, their country, and their continent.

Fighting For Girls' Rights With God's Help: A Conversation With Aicha Ech-Channa

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Winner of the $1 million Opus Prize in 2009, Aicha Ech-Channa has worked for five decades to help unmarried women with children in Casablanca, Morocco.

Child's i Foundation: Producer Leaves Britain Behind To Open African Orphanage

Tonic | Monique Jessen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A successful television producer working on reality shows such as Big Brother and Love Island, Lucy Buck enjoyed spa breaks and fine dining but she st...

Playa Hatin' on Madonna

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Let's cut the bull. The issue is not Mercy James, the four year old Malawian orphan girl who Madonna wants to adopt. The issue is Madonna.

Madonna Merits Praise, Not Jeers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The unstated reason that certain people are upset about Madonna's adoption is the archaic notion that a white person is culturally clueless when it comes to raising a black child.