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Eco-Minded Kids + Water Filtration in African Slum = Ingenious Reincarnation of Plastic Bottles

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Africa's biggest urban slum -- Kibera -- in Kenya's capital Nairobi, has serious public health issues: lack of potable water and the absence of formalized sewage systems are two biggies.

Unbounded Gratitude

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Gratitude despite any circumstances isn't easy. And so every time I look at the bracelet Peninnah gave me I think of what this gift revealed: gratitude that knows no bounds leads to openheartedness and openhandedness.

A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Analogue to Digital: Alternative Banking by Kenya's Poor

Yen To | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Yen To

Kibera sits at the margin of Nairobi, a concentrated sight line of rusted corrugated roofs and bustling heaps of humanity pressed up against the immac...

In Kenya, Girls Need a Safe Haven to Thrive

Amy Auguston | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Amy Auguston

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWithout a safe home environment or reliable guardians, Kibera girls face a difficult future.

Girls In Kenya Speak Out on Equal Education

Stand Up For Girls | Posted 12.03.2012 | Teen
Stand Up For Girls

I think girls should be given special care. I live in Kibera, a place where many girls are denied their rights. I would like each and every girl to have a bright future and depend on themselves.

Standing Up For Girls To Be Respected

Stand Up For Girls | Posted 12.02.2012 | Teen
Stand Up For Girls

It is good for girls to have a better education because they all deserve it. They also have to go to school so that they can have a better future to help their country. Education is the key to success.

What Has Become of Empathy?

Rachel Ben-Avi | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Rachel Ben-Avi

She is real to me now. I want to send her things, meet her, talk to her, hug her. I see her; both she and her people feel real to me. In fact, I want to go to her. But that's silly, isn't it?

Bringing Hope to Africa's Largest Slum

Kennedy Odede | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kennedy Odede

Together, we co-founded a nonprofit, Shining Hope for Communities. We use an innovative, two-step community-driven model to combat gender inequality and extreme poverty.

Rooney Mara, 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Actress, Helps Kenyan Orphans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The relatively-unknown actress Rooney Mara has recently been announced as the official choice for the role of Lisbeth Salander, the titular character ...

Jessica Posner's 'Do Something' Victory Gives $100K To Kenyan Slum Project

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The 2010 Do Something Awards ceremony, hosted by actress Jane Lynch, was a star-studded affair, with appearances by Megan Fox, Snoop Dog, the Jonas Br...