Today the retired British policeman's nonprofit Casa Ioana is a place where women and children can go to feel safe and learn how to rebuild their lives.
In West Virginia, Solar Holler helps nonprofits install solar panels for less than the price of a cup of coffee through an innovativev rebate program.
Ray Umashankar could have retired, but he wanted to build a better future for his own daughter and all the daughters of India.
Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro conduct a tuition-free Life Stories program that gives opportunities for self-expression to hundreds of individuals not typically reached by the arts.
Residents of Melbourne, Australia, cut water consumption in half by capturing rainwater and using efficient toilets and washing machines.
Newtown, Conn., teens traveled to Oklahoma and Colorado to do service projects. The trips are designed to give the teenagers perspective and to empower them.
The free MbeguChoice mobile phone app, the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, helps farmers chose the right seed for their local conditions.
The 'EyeWitness to Atrocities' app records the user's location, date, time, and nearby Wi-Fi networks to verify that the footage has not been edited or manipulated.
He already had been jailed and shot when an Israeli soldier killed his brother.
A flat surface means irrigation water reaches every part of the field evenly with minimal waste. It's just one climate-smart farming practice that will be needed as climate change poses new challenges to agriculture.
The Cochabamba Pedal Project (#PedalingForward) uses a pedal-powered soap mixer to produce high-quality soap – and help teach children about personal hygiene.
Carnival has launched a new brand, fathom, that will take volunteers to the Dominican Republic to teach English, build water filters, and cultivate cacao plants for a women's chocolate-making co-op.
Hunter Gandee walked 57 miles with his younger brother on his back for Cerebral Palsy awareness. How did he also raise more than $200,000?
After Allan Barsema lost it all, he couldn’t turn a blind eye to the people still trapped in a struggle he barely survived.
Her effort to help girls in this West African country stay off the streets and get an education has turned into a personal cause.
He grew up in the US but without citizenship. Now he's helping others return to Mexico.