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Funding Grassroots Social Change in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In the past year, The Pollination Project launched a grant-making hub in Uganda and Kenya. Our team identified promising social change efforts worthy of start-up investments. Here are the seeds of change that they planted in East Africa in the past few weeks!

68 Hours in Haiti, Part 6: Epilogue

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Dan Duffy

By far, the happiest collective group of individuals were the children, many of whom had lost everything in the tragic earthquake just two years prior... even their parents. They had such an infectious sparkle about them, and every kindness given to them was received with humble gratitude.

Malawi Floods and the Problem of Zero

Melissa Kushner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

Over the last few weeks, intense rains from Cyclone Bansi brought floods to the small Southern African country of Malawi. For a country whose rainy season spans five long months, these rains are not new.

The Power of a Single Story

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I was seven and on vacation in France with my mother. The air was filled with the scent of lavender. On a trip to the local village a dishevelled man pushing a shopping trolley full of plastic bags approached my mom begging.

From Boiled Peanuts to Electric Lemonade, the Farmers Market is Heaven

Suzan McDowell | Posted 10.20.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

We all know those weeks: emails, conference calls, the to do list that never seems to dwindle. But then it's the weekend and a trip to the farmers market can make you feel all tingly inside. Suddenly hope and sunshine are in front of you in the form of fresh fruit and a fresh start.

Micro-enterprise Opportunities: A Key Component in Fighting Poverty

Delphia Simmons | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Delphia Simmons

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngHopefully society will continue to explore the creation of economic opportunities as one of the paths to inclusion. The reasons for poverty are varied and complex, but the solutions don't have to be.

What's AIDS Got to Do With It?

Vivian Glyck | Posted 07.17.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

I ask, "What's AIDS got to do with it?" because the chances of meeting a person with AIDS in Uganda is far greater than meeting someone here in the States.

How Two Pigs Changed Her Life

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Through a loan of poultry of livestock along with training, these impoverished families can create a self-sustaining business that gives them hope and pride.

Micro-Enterprise: An Exciting Idea for Job Creation

Liz Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

As the President continues to look for ideas for job creation, let's take a look at some innovative solutions and find ways to support these with a combination of private and public dollars.

Why Women Are the Key to Ending Hunger

Vivian Glyck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Can the solution to hunger be attributed to one sex over the other? Is it really that cut and dry? If so, how do we maximize our efforts to support the findings?

The Logic of EcoLogic

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

For nearly two decades, EcoLogic has been working with poor, rural communities in the poorest regions in the world to conserve and restore local natural resources by empowering local people.

City Leader: Kick-Start Entrepreneurship in Your City Now

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Isenberg

In the past year I have witnessed a burgeoning of interest. Here are some do's and don'ts for committed leaders, whether you are a private or public sector leader.