In Uganda, Rwanda, and the Philippines mobile banking vans reach out to the rural poor as an alternative to cell phone banking schemes.
The New York Legal Assistance Group has worked hand-in-hand with Sandy victims to try to make the arduous road to recovery a little easier.
After visiting prisons to pray with inmates, she began to offer former convicts a place to live and a program to deal with their social, practical, and spiritual needs.
If a savings account worked more like owning a cow, poor people might be more willing to put their money in a bank.
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for — and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transforming power of gratitude.
Pamela Anderson took on the NYC marathon, all 26.2 miles, and raised nearly $76,000 for a Haiti charity. Pamela Anderson was just one of many celebrities fundraising at the marathon.
A tiny 10-acre parcel of native blackland prairie is an important piece of Texas history that supports endangered and rare species.
A Chicago neighborhood group has turned what was once a toxic vacant lot into a raised garden filled with kale, basil, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, and even a few stalks of corn.
Tom McNichol is the unofficial garbageman of the Charles River, beautifying Boston's iconic strip of water.
Philadelphia restauranteur Judy Wicks says a business transaction can be 'one of the most satisfying, meaningful, and loving of human interactions.'
A volunteer effort collects thousands of pounds of garbage – refrigerators, tires, shopping carts, toys, and countless plastic bottles – from San Juan, Puerto Rico, estuaries.
The nonprofit group Practical Action encourages the use of earthenware storage coolers called zeer pots to help prevent food waste.
Activists are asking Saudi women to go on driving in public and posting online photographs or films of themselves doing so.
Shazadi Gillani battles bandits, earthquakes, and militants but must wear a burka outside the police station.
The philanthropist and farmer travels the world looking for how his Howard G. Buffett Foundation can help solve the biggest challenges.
Gather Baltimore uses volunteers to collect fruit and vegetables donated by local farmers and food distributors, then transports this healthy food to low-income families.
Tech startup HarassMap is taking a stand against sexual harassment in Egypt by allowing victims to text, tweet, or email reports of assaults and map them online.
Races2Run has organized more than 3,000 running and walking events that benefit a wide range of charitable causes.
Through its Beacon of Light community center, Masjid al Islam mosque in southeast Dallas serves more than 15,000 free meals per year, mostly to non-Muslims.
A new father thinks about how to bring up his son to treat women with respect. The group Men as Peacemakers offers education for boys and men aimed at preventing violence against girls and women.