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The Season of Giving

Anita Casalina | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

This year, have you thought about a charitable donation? Not throwing money out into the void, hoping that some good will come of it, but giving to one of the charities that are taking the new "hand-up, not handout" approach to helping.

Born-Again Presents: Upcycled Gifts That Do Good

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact

These gifts are all made from something that obviously used to be something else. To boost the good-cheer factor, they're not just upcycled -- they also help someone, somewhere, rise above poverty.

Can A Microfinance Program Provide A Lifeline To America's Unemployed?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.31.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Could a program that was developed to help lift African women out of extreme poverty also help lift America's long-term unemployed back into the workforce?

Kampala World Cup Massacre

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

I had hardly stopped fist pumping in the air over Spain's victory in the World Cup when I heard the news about the simultaneous bombings in Kampala, Uganda.

BeadForLife, Microlending Nonprofit, Helps Ugandan Women Become Entrepreneurs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nonprofits, like many international aid organizations, alleviate poverty in developing nations by providing resources to female entrepreneurs. As Forb...

Deed for Life

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Sarah was now a homeowner because of her partnership with BeadforLife. For many months she rolled beads out of recycled paper and saved her money for a down payment.

Favorite Friends I've Never Met

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Because of social networking I have a new circle of virtual friends who I enjoy and respect, even though we have never met or for that matter, may never meet.

"Ponzied" and Poorer in Stuff, But Richer in What Really Matters

Susan Skog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Skog

Helping other people reach for a brighter day helped me not just survive, but soar, after staggering Ponzi losses.

BeadForLife: Getting Out Of Poverty By Making Paper Beads

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Millie lives on $1 a day earned from crushing rocks in a quarry, and she has asthma. This is enough for one meal a day for her whole family. She lives...