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Testimony From a Mother Supported by Saúde Criança/Brazil Child Health

Saude Crianca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Saude Crianca

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIn 2011, I was devastated when my five-year-old son, Ricardo, had a stroke.

Delaying Early Marriage for Girls Through Sacks of Chilies

Landesa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Landesa

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPerception means girls are seen as burdens to their families. They are another mouth to feed, and parents must pay a dowry to marry them off. Because dowry can be reduced or avoided if girls are young enough, poor parents often respond by trying to limit the damage.

We Need Water Markets if We're to Solve the Global Water Crisis

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Fortunately poor farmers, there an approach that is quietly delivering water, autonomy and security to people around the world.

Half the Sky's Village Raises Zhenhao

Half the Sky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Half the Sky

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThrough Zhenhao, we have learned that indeed it does take a village to raise a child.

Taking Mental Health Beyond the Medical

BasicNeeds | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg'When my situation worsened, my family hid me. They did not want anybody to see or know about me.'

How to Explain Forced Evictions in 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgForced evictions happen every day, on every continent and yet many of us would likely struggle to define it, even if you've actually seen it happen.

Remove a Mine, Change a Life -- Thu's Story

Roots of Peace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg In the case of Thu, who lost both of his hands when his rake struck a bomb left over from the Vietnam War, just the act of moving his plow back and forth takes skill and concentration.

'Truffula' Trees, The IPCC and Climate Change

Root Capital | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Root Capital

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgSahel's native trees -- like Dr. Seuss' fantastical, colorful truffula trees in his tale The Lorax -- are far more than they appear.

The Gold in Your Wedding Band: Mined by Modern-Day Slaves?

Verite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Verite

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPeru is fifth largest gold producer in the world -- if illegally produced gold is taken into account.

Saúde Criança: Snapshots from the Inside

Saude Crianca | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Saude Crianca

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg While the positive effects of Saúde Criança's work on families was evident, I couldn't help but wonder about the experiences of its staff and volunteers.

Hope Knows No Borders

National Center for Arts & Technology | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
National Center for Arts & Technology

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Despair runs deep. However, the human spirit is remarkable; hope runs even deeper. In each of the places I visit, there are people who have stepped toward the promise of light.

Key Companies Have Stepped Up on Climate Change. Will Governments Leave Them in The Lurch?

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgFor years the people of Kenya's Kasigau Corridor have been protecting 500,000 acres of endangered dryland forest to prevent 54 million tons of carbon dioxide from soaring into the atmosphere.

The War Against Landmines Goes On

Apopo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Apopo

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg APOPO uses existing demining technology as well as its innovative Mine Detection Rats (MDRs) to fulfill its mission of a mine free world.

What YouthBuild Has Learned Over 35 Years

YouthBuild USA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWe believe young people born into difficult circumstances are an enormous, untapped resource for humanity.

How Carbon Markets Save Lives And Slash Poverty

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg The complex challenge of climate change is caused by almost everything we do.

Making Sure Health Care Reaches Everyone, Everywhere

Riders for Health | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Riders for Health

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThey saw piles of motorcycles, rusting behind health centres. These were the very vehicles that would be saving lives.

Protecting Public Health From Climate Change

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWill dengue fever mosquitos touch down someday soon in Chicago? Sound over the top? Maybe not.

What Does 83 Mean to You?

Roots of Peace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg We're turning mines to vines that truly build roots of peace by making farmland usable again.

Comprehensive and Successful Healthcare: Innovations from Brazil

Saude Crianca | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Saude Crianca

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Saúde Criança's holistic approach to healthcare is an investment that provides positive returns to society.

5 Keys To Creating A Lasting Impact Through Collaboration

Harbrinder Kang | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Harbrinder Kang

Many of the problems we face today are so large and widespread, no one organization or agency can solve them alone. Yet, individuals and local organizations work toward solutions every day. At Cisco, we believe that social entrepreneurs with common goals can work better when they work together.

WATCH: The Crucial Role Men Play In Empowering Women, Girls

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.06.2013 | Impact

The HuffPost RaiseForWomen competition, which comes to a close on Thursday, has received notable support from one specific group -- the fellas. Me...

Sally Osberg: Dare to Imagine

Sally Osberg | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Sally Osberg

What will the world look like in 50 years? The problems facing our world are so large that they demand disruptive thinking. We don't have time to think in incremental terms. It's time to challenge the status quo, and dare to imagine what we can do.

Delivering New Solutions to Global Problems

Sally Osberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Sally Osberg

Socially entrepreneurial organizations are often lean but always high touch. They build networks of trust that inspire and support local leaders, first to transform their local communities and then to build broader social movements.

Arianna Huffington: How You Can Invest in Women Right Now

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

2013-04-11-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe JobRaising Challenge, our effort to raise money, increase awareness and support nonprofits working to create jobs, yielded more than $1.5 million in donations -- most of them under $100. Now, knowing just how much impact we can have, and how many organizations are eager to make a difference, we are again asking how we can raise money and awareness, this time to tap into the potential of women-focused nonprofits. So I'm delighted to announce The RaiseForWomen Challenge, an initiative to help women-focused nonprofits gain resources and recognition, in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, and Sheryl WuDunn and Nick Kristof's Half the Sky Movement. The initiative coincides with a women's conference I'm co-hosting with Mika Brzezinski on June 6, on the theme of "Redefining Success: The Third Metric." To sign up to participate in the Challenge and invest in women who are changing the world, click here.

Last Chance To Participate In The JobRaising Challenge!

Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

The JobRaising Challenge, HuffPost's initiative in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, CrowdRise and McKinsey & Company to help job-creating nonpro...