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Unbounded Gratitude

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 11.17.2014 | 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.

Gorgeous Summer Accessories That Actually #GLAM4GOOD

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 08.27.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

At GLAM4GOOD, we search for stylish brands that truly empower the human condition. It's now the trend for fashion companies to claim they're making a difference somehow, but when GLAM4GOOD takes a closer look, all we find is false marketing. With MADE, it's different.

Stand Up for Girls Today: We Are Each Other's Strength

Pam Allyn | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Today is the International Day of the Girl. I want you to stand up at noon for every girl's right to tell her story. It sounds like a simple thing -- to stand up at noon. The action itself may be simple, but the statement and the intention behind the action is profound.

Stand Up for Girls

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Together we will carry forward the stories of girls who could be and should be able to live out all of their dreams, for there are at least 523 million girls in the world who cannot read.

Slums on the Reel

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

The growing urban slums are nowadays the invisible side of our global cities; movies can become an effective tool for changing this tendency by making these invisible stories visible to the public at large.

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...

Share the Gift of Story on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Reading aloud delivers a deep comfort for a child. In stories, they find a safe place to return to, and tools to navigate life. Books provide a risk-free environment to grapple with the world's big questions.

Creating Jobs and Business Opportunities Through Broadband Connectivity

Tae Yoo | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Considering the great benefits of broadband connectivity to individuals and businesses alike, it is crucial for developing countries to help build out broadband infrastructure.

Providing a Future for Women of Kibera

Daleela Farina | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Daleela Farina

Care for Kenya's new women's resource center will have the capacity to train and educate 180 women like Anne, each year, dramatically impacting the lives of these women and their children forever.

Deadline Approaching for IGNITEgood, HuffPost Millennial Impact Challenge

John Converse Townsend | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

The IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge is asking individuals around the country to share their solutions for social change through service. There ...

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.

Fear Is an Ally: The Story of Kennedy Odede of Kibera, Kenya

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

On May 27, a 27-year-old graduating senior at Wesleyan University from Kenya stepped onto the podium and delivered the commencement address. Kennedy O...

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?

WATCH: One Marine's Quest To End Ethnic Violence & Poverty In The Slums Of Nairobi

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

It started with a small seed, $26, and an idea. The seed took root and grew into Carolina for Kibera. What has blossomed in the fertile grounds of Ken...

Creativity, Energy And Extra-Ordinaryness In Kenya

Lindsay Maines | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Lindsay Maines

I heard a Kenyan joke, "We don't have oil here in Kenya -- our people are our main exports." We all laughed, but the truth is, though Kenya has many great natural resources, the people are an amazing asset. I have yet to meet an ordinary person.

A Community Response to Girls' Education in Kibera

Wendy Cross | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Wendy Cross

Buried deep inside the sprawling maze of Kibera, sub-Saharan Africa's largest slum, you'll find a hidden gem. Much more than a school, Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) is a beacon of hope and opportunity.

Sacrificing for Success

Emily McKhann | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Emily McKhann

"Sacrificing for success" -- that was Tabitha's motto. I was thinking about those words today as I walked into Kibera, the largest slum in Africa (think Central Park, N.Y., with 1 million people living in squalor).

Marine's Memoir Commands Our Attention -- And Personal Investment

Greg Barrett | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Greg Barrett

Books like Rye Barcott's It Happened on the Way to War come with a price that can't be easily discounted. You can't finish it and remain prone on the sofa.

In Kenyan Slums, Access To Education Saves Girls' Lives

Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact

In the slums of Kenya, much like the slums of any developing country, girls are devalued, undereducated and often sexually exploited. Kennedy Oded...

MIT Class Studies Kenyan Slum's Clinic Quandary

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 06.27.2011 | College

NAIROBI, Kenya — The clinic's paperwork carried a common medical symbol – a snake coiling around a wooden rod. But that simple insignia sp...

Give Flip Cameras a New and Better Life

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.14.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

There are places on this planet where the Flip camera can change a life.

Togetherness Supreme: Kenyan Youth, Hipness and Hope on Screen

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ruth Starkman

Nathan Collett's new feature film Togetherness Supreme offers a bright, young, film school-hip view into Kenya's dark political and social struggles.

In African Slum, Dreaming About Things So Close, Yet So Far

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Being poor and young in Africa does not mean that you cannot dream.

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.