Paula Shirk, founder of Brooklyn Bridge to Cambodia, tells of a grass-roots approach to helping poor farmers irrigate their fields.
Decades of food delivery and 'miracle' seeds haven't addressed underlying causes of hunger. But new efforts to replicate Africa's original ecosystems are generating impressive, sustainable results.
Americans say they'll spend less this holiday season because of hard times. But they're finding innovative ways to give, everything from regifting to donating their time to good causes.
Giving topped $300 billion in 2007. A small but rising percentage of those gifts came via the Internet.