Khanyisile Motsa is 'mother' to a very large family – 62 orphaned girls at her Johannesburg, South Africa, 'Home of Hope' orphanage.
Women in developing countries 'hold the key' to their futures, Lynne Patterson says. Her nonprofit Pro Mujer helps them find it.
Many charitable organizations dedicate themselves to improving the welfare of animals. Here, we tell you about some of the best. These six organizations have four-star ratings from Charity Navigator, along with at least $13.5 million in total annual expenses.
Her Get Lit – Words Ignite project introduces the excitement and benefits of performing poetry to thousands of highly challenged teens in the Los Angeles area each year.
Traveling by modified motorcycle Sri Lestari rides around Indonesia giving disabled people new hope.
Dallas Jessup was just a teenager when she made the video 'Just Yell Fire.' Today she's continuing that mission to help girls and young women stay safe.
Jean Paul Samputu lost his family during the genocide in Rwanda. But he overcame rage and resentment by learning to forgive – even for his father's killer.
Caring for his employees led him to undertake an ever-wider range of nonprofit and humanitarian efforts across the province.
Maya Universe Academy was born in 2011 out of the creative altruism of Karki and six other young people from all over the world.
Drowning is the top cause of death for children in Cambodia over the age of 1, according to a recent report.
FreeGeek Chicago gives volunteers hands-on training in restoring old computers to sell or recycle – while they earn credits toward taking home their own desktop or laptop free of charge.
John Ferguson founded American Voices, a nonprofit whose mission is to help aspiring young artists around the world pursue their interest in American jazz, Broadway, break dancing, and classical music.
Her story shows 'the devastation conflict has on children's lives but also the power of the human spirit.'
As a pro baseball player in the Dominican Republic Dave Valle saw poverty up close. Now his microloans are helping to end it.
Sunday breakfast at a Providence, R.I., church is more than a free meal. Half the volunteers are homeless themselves: 'It's their [own] breakfast that they're putting on.'
Episcopal priest Malcolm Boyd has taken the message of Christianity outside the walls of church to champion minority rights and show that God is everywhere.
Inspired by the work of an American missionary long ago, Seiji Yoshimura helps out at disaster sites across Asia, including in his native Japan.
Today 2iE is recognized as a 'center of excellence' producing top-notch home-grown African engineers ready to address the continent's problems.
Raised in one of the world's most dangerous neighborhoods in São Paulo, Brazil, he now helps youths reimagine themselves creatively through music, video production, art, performances, and education.
He's more than a track coach: He's a counselor and a friend, listening to a life story.
Nabil Laoudji's Mantle Project puts citizens on stage to tell stories of the experiences that led them to their positions on tough issues.
Students from all over Russia visit the 16-year-old's site, The Blog of a School Wise Guy, to learn about math, physics, literature, new scientific breakthroughs, or just curious facts.
Kimberly Ritter discovered that some US hotels harbor a horrifying secret – child sex trafficking. Now she and her employer are urging the hospitality industry to confront the problem.
From elephants to buffaloes, dogs to donkeys, Help in Suffering (HIS), a nonprofit animal welfare group in Jaipur, India, treats animals large and small at low or no cost.
Dozens of giant Buddha heads emerging around Chicago are meant to be a catalyst for conversations about peace in troubled neighborhoods.