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TEDWomen Update: Memory Banda and a warrior's cry against child marriage

Pat Mitchell | Posted 09.22.2016 | Women
Pat Mitchell

Over the years, we've had so many wonderful and moving talks at the TEDWomen conference, but perhaps one of the most striking was Malawi activist Memo...

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

The War Against Poverty in Malawi Fights the Wrong Enemy

Ken Wong | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Ken Wong

This summer, the World Atlas ranked Malawi as the poorest country in the world. Just last month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies reported that Malawi is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in its history as widespread maize harvest failures have created massive food shortages.

Climate change health risks will hit the poor hardest - so what can be done?

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Bob Mash, Stellenbosch University Discussions about climate change and the effects it will have on public health and the global burden of disease hav...

Mission Derailment or Mission Support: Long Term Development and Emergency Relief

Melissa Kushner | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

As the founder of a nonprofit that works in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, I've come to know this reality. The core of our mission is to work in communities that are most in need, communities that are confronted with crises so frequently that they grow to be commonplace--malnutrition, unemployment, and lack of educational opportunities, to name a few.

Malawi Girls Take Self Defense Classes To Combat Widespread Sexual Violence

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.29.2016 | World

Sexual violence against girls and young women is a common and widely accepted part of life in Malawi. With its self-defense classes for schoolchildren...

Why A Newspaper Used The MJ Crying Face For A Story About Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports

The Michael Jordan Crying Face has become perhaps the most well-known sports meme of our time. Whenever there is sadness, the Michael Jordan Crying Fa...

End Hunger? The Single Most Important Step

Ryan P. Cumming | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Ryan P. Cumming

A few years ago, I was at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Borlaug Dialogues, an annual international conference on food security, agriculture, and food science.

Love Your Mother Earth: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine light on seven grantees whose environmentally friendly projects are bringing justice to the vast planet...

Attacks On Albinos Grow In Malawi As Body Parts Are Sold For Witchcraft

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An increase in the number of attacks on people with albinism in Malawi since late 2014 by people seeking their b...

Kids Get in the Game: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are highlighting seven grantees from East Africa to the Pacific Northwest that are affording individuals life...

Climate Change This Week: Tragic Drought in Africa & India, New Clean Power Strides, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving the BB: the beautiful biodiversity like this scarlet macaw found in Latin A...

More Than Half Of Malawi's Population In Need Of Food Aid

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact

LILONGWE, May 25 (Reuters) - More than half of Malawi's population is in need of food aid after an El Nino-induced drought decimated crops, the minist...

Albinos in Malawi at Brink of 'Total Extinction,' Warns UN

Carbonated.TV | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Carbonated.TV

People with albinism in Malawi are at risk of "systemic extinction" due to relentless attacks so their limbs can be used in witchcraft, said the United Nations' expert on albinism.

One of the Most Prolific Killers in the World Can Be Stopped -- for $2.50

Linch Zhang | Posted 06.14.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

Just last year, there were over 200 million cases of malaria, killing over 400,000 people, around 300,000 of whom were under 5 years old. One simple solution is long-lasting insecticidal bednets.

Women Police Making Strides Across Africa

UN Women | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
UN Women

At 8 years of age, Sadatu Reeves came across photographs of women police officers in a magazine her father brought home from abroad. The empowered images sparked a deep-seated desire to don her own uniform.

This Box Doesn't Look Like Much, But It Could Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology

Successfully completing a surgery is no small feat under the best conditions. But imagine trying to pinpoint the right spot for an incision with no li...

How This Female Chief Broke Up 850 Child Marriages In Malawi

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

One woman established a new law to prevent child marriage, and is enforcing it with serious gusto. Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza Di...

Building Bridges: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven recent grantees who are founding projects that help transition communities and individuals to be resourceful and creative in achieving a more optimistic future.

Lakeside luxury: 5 Reasons You Should Book Your Malawi Trip Now

Alex Matthews | Posted 03.08.2016 | Travel
Alex Matthews

Malawi might be off the beaten track, but it's worth making the effort to get there. The sea horse-shaped central African country more than delivers -...

Used Pill Bottles Help Those Who Lack Medicine Storage In Malawi

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact

While American medicine cabinets -- and landfills -- fill up with used pill bottles, many people in developing countries are being sent home with pres...

A Ray Of Hope For Malawi's LGBT Community?

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Malawian government will not arrest or prosecute gay citizens while lawmakers review existing anti-gay laws, the country's j...

Malawi Faces Severe Food Shortages Due To Effects Of El Nino: UN

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Dec 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday it feared hunger in Malawi, which is strug...

A Young Man From Malawi Is Reinventing The Wheel

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 12.04.2015 | World

Growing up in a rural village in Malawi, Ackeem Ngwenya and his cousins would collectively carry 40 pounds of corn to a milling station to be processe...

Livestock: A Hand Up and Out of Poverty

Cindy Jones-Nyland | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Cindy Jones-Nyland

In our development model, dignity and self-reliance are critical elements that drive the essence and spirit of our work. Training and preparation are as important as the living assets we place with families and communities around the world.