Johanna Crawford founded Web of Benefit to help women escape domestic violence and build new lives.
Ending malaria could lift African nations out of poverty by spurring education, market productivity, and economic growth.
A garment-maker in New Delhi couldn't resist helping a child. Now he provides for many more.
In the United States more than 34 million tons of food is wasted annually. Much of it ends up in landfills, where it produces methane, a greenhouse gas more than 20 times as potent as carbon dioxide.
I-crop, a web-based program now undergoing tests, helps farmers reduce water waste by combining weather data and underground probes.
Ghana has invested in literacy and microfinance programs for women, and it's paying off in business development and growth.
The Care Center, in Holyoke, Mass., uses private school and even college coursework to challenge teen moms to aim higher.
A new facility for women veterans in Bridgeport, Conn., honors her fallen son while helping homeless war vets in need.
Not all entrepreneurs are kids in college dorms. A generation of baby boomers want to start businesses that will serve real needs.
Some immigrants from Mexico don't speak Spanish or English but native languages. Juan Castillo helps them learn.
The Africa Mercy, a charity-funded hospital ship docked in Sierra Leone, provides the most sophisticated medical facility in the region.
Khaldun Bshara heads RIWAQ, a West Bank architectural firm which renovates and preserves buildings that are part of Palestinians' cultural heritage.
How did snowy Minneapolis beat out Portland, Ore., for the title of best bike city in America? This year, Minneapolis is adding 57 new miles of bikeways to the 127 miles already built, and an additional 183 miles are planned over the next 20 years.
Ballroom dance instructor Pierre Dulaine helps kids from all backgrounds in New York City and around the world gain confidence and other life skills through ballroom dancing.