Daniel Hillel developed a system called micro-irrigation, which has opened up dry regions to farming, revolutionizing agriculture worldwide. The Israeli scientist has worked closely with Arab friends in Jordan, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.
Irish nonprofit GOAL teaches seasonal brickmakers in Kolkata to read and do math, a crucial step toward self-sufficiency.
Country music singer Toby Keith, once known for his acrimonious feud with the country trio the Dixie Chicks, now spends his time raising funds to build a center to improve the lives of children receiving medical treatment and their families.
More than ever children need skills in how to work with changing teams of collaborators and how to seek solutions rooted in the needs of others, the author says.
Sunita Narain has learned that being an environmentalist in India means being an advocate for the poor – and for immediate action.
Multifunction platforms (MFPs), engines powered by diesel or local vegetable oil, can do everything from turning on the lights to milling grain and powering tools.
In Malawi, a new kind of cooking stove made from local materials requires much less fuel than traditional stoves, cutting the need for firewood and benefiting families and the environment.
Tony Elumelu, who has become one of Africa’s most prominent philanthropists, calls his idea 'Africacapitalism' – an African-run effort that uses business concepts to fight poverty.
Bike-sharing in Europe is spreading to so-called cargo bikes that can carry anything from products for customers to kids to school.
Catchafire – with 10,000 volunteers and 2,500 organizations signed up – connects skilled professionals with meaningful volunteer projects.
While living in Palm Springs, Calif., with retirement looming, Bill Morse chose to move to Cambodia to help activist Aki Ra rid the country of land mines that kill and maim.
Ten years ago, the residents of a crime-ridden San Francisco neighborhood started planting gardens on Quesada Avenue – and everything changed.
Microcredit programs in developing countries now include other features such as connections to markets and savings accounts, as well as business development, health, and education services.
Between 40 and 50 local and state entities, both public and private, from four states will work together to preserve the 410-mile-long Connecticut River and its watershed.
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.