When journalist Mae Azango wrote about a secret women's circumcision ritual in Liberia, she received death threats.
The nonprofit First Graduate program helps students become the first in their family to attend college.
Young writer Inshah Malik tells the stories of Kashmiri women and the often brutal effects on them from decades of conflict.
Radio stations that broadcast in local dialects along Bangladesh’s coast warn residents about storms and help farmers cope with erratic weather.
A visit from Rwandan students gives their American peers a chance to learn about the Rwandan genocide and the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, which cares for orphaned and other affected youths.
In Bolivia and other hungry countries around the world Samaritan's Purse works to support families hurt by natural disaster, war, disease, and famine.
Pastor Jean Enock Joseph doesn't shy from Haiti's toughest problems. His message: Haitians have the ability to help themselves.
At Dutch 'Repair Cafes' folks come together to fix – or learn how to fix – their own broken stuff.
Planting mangrove forests on Vietnam's coasts creates living storm barriers as well as rich new fishing grounds.
'Halfsies' plan at restaurants would serve half of a normal portion to diners with the remaining value of the dish used to aid the hungry.
A new kind of bag for cowpeas in western Africa cuts weevil infestations and boosts incomes and productivity. Research on how to better grow crops is now being joined by research on how to reduce waste and spoilage after harvest.
These gardens in the sky sometimes boast trees, as well as grass and other plants, which cool the building while sucking up carbon-dioxide pollution.
Mario Morino wrote a little book that's had a big effect – urging nonprofit groups to prove that they're really doing what they say they're doing.
An inexpensive solar cell phone made of recycled materials opens new opportunities for people in rural Kenya.
His newspaper series on the homeless in San Francisco emphasized solutions – what really works and what doesn't. The result: constructive changes.
They'll spend $37.4 million over five years to provide microfinancing, which helps people lift themselves out of poverty by starting or expanding small businesses, sending children to school, or improving farms.
The Awesome Foundation is a loose collection of some three-dozen local groups usually made up of 10 volunteers each, who offer $100 a month toward a simple, no-strings-attached grant, or Awesome Fellowship.
The once-abundant fish have played a big role in Connecticut's development. But now they need help to reach their freshwater spawning grounds.
Christo and Lanie de Klerk have founded the Baby Moses sanctuary for abandoned babies in South Africa.
Alternative currencies keep resources and economic systems close to home and have both a trickle-down and a ripple-out effect.