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.
The ghats, or steps, along the Ganges River seemed to be beyond help. But her volunteer effort has now been lauded by India's prime minister.
Mothers around the world are sending baby carriers to Syrian refugees, revealing a compassionate face behind the ongoing immigration debate.
She has been targeted by both the Syrian government and militant forces after setting up an underground newspaper to report on what was really happening.
Kiron University, founded by students in Berlin, promises to provide college courses to refugees without fees or the need to supply missing legal documents.
The Fond du Lac band in Minnesota is planting wild rice and restoring damaged wetlands. Across the US tribes are reviving traditional food sources and healing scarred lands.
Technological advances have added expensive bells and whistles. Getting back to basics allows low-income populations to play a major part in their own progress.
Orion Kriegman wants Boston to burst with food-producing parcels tended by the community.
The Marshall Islands is cutting diesel use dramatically with small-scale wind power, solar power, and energy efficiency moves.