The nonprofit program brings orphans and foster children from abroad to the US for a summer visit, where they stay with potential adoptive families.
Dirt is for more than filling base paths at the ballparks of these 'farm teams' – it’s for growing food too.
Cocoa farmers in Ghana formed Kuapa Kokoo, the 'Good Cocoa' co-operative, which helps its farmer-members in many ways.
Benevolence Farm, nestled in pastoral lands west of Durham, N.C., will serve as a transitional living program for just released female ex-convicts.
Their work could prove vital in a country where unexploded devices, including mines and unexploded shells, have killed nearly 20,000 Cambodians and wounded about 44,000 since 1979.
High-elevation communities in Peru are using greenhouses to grow more nutritional crops than the climate ordinarily allows.
Sri Lanka is the first nation to promise to protect all its mangrove trees, which provide breeding areas for marine life and protect coastal communities from storms and erosion.
Through her nonprofit Brighter Today, Mansi Prakash has brought cheaper, better lighting to more than 5,000 homes in a rural village. And she's not stopping there.
Rescues 2the Rescue, a partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Working Dogs for Conservation, places high-energy dogs in jobs that benefit from their spunk.
A pilot project offers farmers in India the opportunity to sell the excess energy generated by the solar panels that drive their water pumps.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was once more the biggest recipient of Warren Buffett's $2.8 billion in charity this year.
The engineering professor is seeking to lure more young women into STEM fields. The Next MacGyver competition is one way.
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.
The nonprofit KEYS program in Bridgeport, Conn., schools now enriches the lives of hundreds of students who otherwise wouldn't receive music instruction.
At Reach Incorporated the tutors are only about six to eight years older – high school students who themselves have been struggling academically or socially.
The first-of-its-kind website 6degree.org allows people to aid individual survivors of human trafficking through online donations.
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.