Half of small businesses don’t make it past the first five years, and owners lose everything. The Working World lets co-ops stabilize before repayment begins.
David Altmayer was studying in Budapest, Hungary, when the refugee crisis broke out. So he designed an interactive online map that shows where the refugees are and what they need.
She makes treks along nameless unmarked paths to conduct lifesaving land-mine safety meetings. Getting lost happens frequently because of the ever-shifting sands.
At Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, S.D., about 1,300 bikes are restored and given away every year through its Pedal Power from the Pen program.
The airport uses 46,000 solar panels spread across 45 acres to power all its electricity needs – and sells excess power to the government-run grid.
Progress in harnessing the power of ocean tides and waves is being made as governments and the private sector bring marine energy into the mainstream.
The past decade has brought a growing recognition that boys and men must be in the forefront of combating violence against women.
The nonprofit group wants to know 'if we help you to shine, what would that inspire you to do?'
She headed to Lebanon with the general aim of doing some good. Finding a struggling refugee community badly in need of a school, she decided to open one.
A crowdsourcing project is working with The Global Fund to End Slavery to produce accurate, public data for use by activists and governments to clamp down on trafficking.
A multimillion-dollar investment improves a dam system, but it only works because a $50 salinity monitor allows villagers to make good day-to-day decisions.
Providing safe water around the globe is a huge undertaking. But several solutions – from drinking straws to a 'drinkable' book – are making a difference.
Contratados.org, a site for migrants from Mexico working in the US, lets migrant workers rate their experiences with recruiters or employers online, by voicemail, or by text message.
Operation HOPE is helping to fill a yawning gap that many finance experts see between what Americans know about financial planning and what they need to know.
Hong Kong is a hotbed of sex trafficking and forced labor but it narrowly defines what trafficking is. Now Liberty Asia is creatively applying existing laws to trafficking cases.
The goal for next year: a ‘day of peace’ celebrated in every province of the war-torn country.
The Boston-area nonprofit employs troubled teens to run online and storefront bookstores while also teaching them life skills.
A group of engineering students in Arizona, most of them women, is designing a mobile dental facility for use in Nicaragua.
The Rocky Mountain Land Library, 32,000 books about the American West, will find a suitable home on the historical Buffalo Peaks Ranch in Colorado.
The Nov. 20-22 Poverty Hackathon will be the first international development-focused virtual hackathon. A panel of judges will choose a winning idea.