Sabrina Mahtani helps women in prison (often innocent) in Sierra Leone's rough, overcrowded prisons
Selling inexpensive products in the developing world is one way to lift living standards. But whether it's capitalism or philanthropy you've got to listen to and involve your customer.
Paula Shirk, founder of Brooklyn Bridge to Cambodia, tells of a grass-roots approach to helping poor farmers irrigate their fields.
In a new ranking of the world’s best and worst places to be a mother the United States rates 31st. And its precious aid dollars to poor countries are up for grabs.
The truth is still being sifted about Greg Mortenson, best-selling author and philanthropist. But maybe an early warning came when the story became all about him.
Bob Hentzen is walking nearly 8,000 miles across Latin America to find sponsors for needy kids and the elderly.
Darell Hammond, founder of KaBOOM!, talks about why kids need unstructured playtime and efforts to map 'play deserts' where playgrounds need to be built or renovated. The key to it all: self-organizing local citizen groups.
At his New Mexico ranch, Rick Iannucci invites war veterans suffering from PTSD and other problems to work with horses and heal their wounds.
Earth Day: Ioby means the opposite of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard). The work of combating climate change must begin in our homes and neighborhoods, says ioby co-founder Erin Barnes in an Earth Day interview.
Greg Mortenson and his work with school children in Central Asia is under attack. Like many other publications, we ran a story highlighting his good works. Were we wrong?
Nina Smith talks about how the GoodWeave label on rugs assures consumers that no children were employed, and how that's changing child labor practices globally.
Hilton Kelley balances fighting air pollution with job creation and talking with chemical and oil companies in Port Arthur, Texas.
Volunteering abroad between high school and college in a 'Global Citizen Year' helps students learn teamwork and leadership skills
'Shoestring philanthropist' Gold pairs tiny but powerful donations with acts of kindness
Pakistan's low-income families can buy inexpensive health-care insurance through his Nava Jeevan (New Life) program.
A visit to Poland gave David Shirkey an idea to become a one-man charity, giving the poor and disabled a wheelchair or prosthetic limb.
An after-school program in Chester, Pa., gives at-risk teenagers a music education – and much more
Cori Wegener is trying to save Haiti's treasures in a kind of Doctors Without Borders effort to preserve its "soul."
Photojournalist Pewee Flomoku captured images of child soldiers and the other horrors of war in Liberia. Now he's working on free and fair elections.