Will there be obstacles as you strive to make a difference? Absolutely. The greatest obstacle will be the temptation to give up: that easy option of living an isolated life amidst a world of suffering.
Esther Desire and Raphael Louigene had worked at St. Luke's for 12 hours that day, as they had nearly every day for many months: Raphael as the manager of the cholera camp, and Esther one of the technicians providing basic patient care.
Here in the US, we think about energy poverty as being oceans away in Africa or Asia - see President Obama's new Power Africa initiative. But while ...
Militarized borders are becoming ever more common throughout the world, especially in areas of U.S. influence.
We're now a year and a half down the road and some of the kids have been able to return to their birth families, some of them have been able to move into beds that the kids who went home to their families have vacated. But we still have 15 kids sleeping on mats on the floor -- in our kitchen/eating area -- because that's the only place we have room for them.
When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines a week ago, the destruction was swift, total and unsparing--showing the disproportionate impact o...
The similarities are striking - we've been in this place before. The past echoes in my brain and I feel as if I am sitting in my living room the day after Christmas in 2004.
In addition to demanding responsible, accurate reporting during the disaster, we must also push journalists to report about the way forward and not, wittingly or not, use the same headlines and narratives for each disaster.
The destruction wrought by Haiyan, as its category 5 designation indicates, is catastrophic. Possibly beyond catastrophic, if there is such a thing. What caused such a destructive storm?
Global conservation challenges are very complex. Take your pick: climate change, deforestation, water security, overfishing--the list of problems go...
I was playing as a musician in a merengue band at the time and one of the parents joked that I should take a trip if I liked Dominican culture so much. For now, this visit is no longer in my plans because the Dominican Government has decided to treat a group of its people in a manner that I can't ignore.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
Donors from United Nations agencies to the World Bank to USAID recognize that women -- their experiences, needs and voices - must be central to Haiti's reconstruction. But do they walk the talk?
Maria crossed the border into the Dominican Republic in 1979. Tired of searching endlessly for work in her home town of Thiotte, Haiti, she settled in Aguas Negras permanently to work illegally in the local coffee industry.
even though everything she had worked for was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake and most of her staff was injured, traumatized and lost loved ones in the quake, Susie did not give up... in fact she has not only persevered, she has come back even stronger.
Ever have one of those uncomfortably humbling moments that knocks you in the gut? Totally blows the wind right out of you?