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Hurdling The Health Access Barrier

Cassie Chandler | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Cassie Chandler

However imperfect our health system may be, we generally have the information and tools at our disposal to identify and select the best options for our individual needs. In the developing world, however, making these same informed decisions is actually an acutely-felt barrier, one that often prevents women and their families from enjoying good health.

7 Techniques on How to Tell Real Stories That Will Make People Connect With Your Mission

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

How do you make people CARE about your mission? This is what I do every day: I work with nonprofits to tell stories that make people care about their...

Lamb's-Head Stew: The Local Treat That Got This Widowed Mom off the Street

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

At 44, she doesn't take this work for granted -- it's been a long road from selling food off a street cart to owning her own restaurant.

"This New Health Plan Forces Us Women to Focus on Our OWN Health"

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Healthy workers not only feel happier, they work more productively to earn higher incomes for their families. Freedom from hunger, an integrated-servi...

Big City, Big Dreams

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.11.2014 | Small Business
Suzanne Skees

Feeling like she's always running in circles, Anali runs a small weaving microbusiness, studies accounting at university, and cares for her partner and daughter at home. She left her rural village and is already banking on a brighter future for herself and her kids.

Mentoring Mom: Home Handicrafts Business Expands to Hire Youth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

A stressed, angry wife struggling to support a seriously ill husband and three children figures out a way to mechanize her output and produce four times as much merchandise in four hours a day.

Weaving Natural Resources Into Family Wealth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Living at such a high elevation (12,549 feet) near Juliaca in the Andes Mountains, in a climate at once subtropical and highland, they work outside from freezing dark predawn, through the harsh heat of the day.

In Rural Communities, Young Women Drive Generational Change

Eden Rock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Eden Rock

In rural communities throughout Africa, Asia and Latin American, committed young women derive satisfaction and pride from helping other women to shape a better future for their children. Yet every one of these amazing young women also envisions a future married and with a family of her own. Wistfully, they admit that eventually it will likely be necessary to leave this demanding yet deeply satisfying work behind.

Romance in the Rainforest: Microentrepreneurs Make Time for Love

Suzanne Skees | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Born and raised in the Loreto region near Iquitos, Dalia met her true love when he stepped off a wobbly boat on the banks of the Amazon River.

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags: Lunch's Last Line Of Defense

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.16.2012 | Small Business

We've all been there: spend your morning making the perfect sandwich, walk over to the office fridge with a growling stomach around lunchtime, only to...

$2 A Year Can Keep Mothers And Their Families Healthy In The Developing World

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The non-profit Freedom From Hunger is working to help 1.3 million women facing extreme poverty in developing nations work hard towards goals to grow, advance, and develop themselves, their families, and their communities.

Why It's OK To Be A Selfish Giver

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The world reverberates with crashing economies and toppling dictatorships from Detroit to Italy, Egypt to Syria; and one vital outcome of these change...

Africa's Poorest Women Can Teach Us How to Manage Our Money

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

The mess we made with our wealth We spend and borrow, ignoring tomorrow. Somehow, that became the American way. We max out credit cards and take ...

Poverty Group Honest About Its Work; How Rare Is That?

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

A poverty charity reminds us about the desperate plight of the poor in squalid villages. As human beings and as global citizens, we are simultaneously moved to action and justifiably suspicious of hucksterism.

Put Microfinance Out to Pasture?

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

Like women's emancipation and affirmative action, microfinance was never meant to last forever, but to provide a stepping-stone to inclusion.