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12/8/15

A Good Life is Waiting for Me

Meet Thumpa. At 16 years of age, she's slight and shy, but she's already made a decision that will change her life for the better. She has prevented her own child marriage.

Last year, her Read More

“Before, only some students at our school wore uniforms, but now we all have them.  It makes us happy and we no longer feel indecisive about attending school.”  - A grade 3 girl
9/11/15

Dresses are more than fashion: How a simple act by local school management committees made school a reality

The start of a new school year often elicits excitement of seeing friends, new pens and notebooks, and even a fresh school uniform. However, for many students from poor households in Bangladesh, Read More

Milca opened a hairdressing business with help from a CARE savings group. (Photo by Job Mainye)
7/23/15

Dear Mr. President, grow Africa’s economy by shrinking the gender gap

by Holly Frew

Milca lives in Kobodo, a small town in western Kenya close to where President Barack Obama’s father was born. Just 24, Milca, her husband and two small children Read More

Students in Haiti Wash Their Hands Before Lunch
6/22/15

Lunches Save Lives

The kids here wash their hands before lunch like they’re scrubbing in for surgery, washing up to the elbows, under the nails, and between the fingers.  It makes sense: 13 kids in Rio Onde Latine Read More

Jean Gislene Cooking School Lunch
6/18/15

Jean Gislene is on the Move

Jean Gislene is a woman who is going places, and she’s taking her whole community with her.  She’s got big plans to buy some more land (she was already able to purchase some—a big feat in a Read More

Nan Iakou VSLA Distribution Ceremony
6/17/15

Little By Little

When’s the last time you threw a party to commemorate a withdrawal from your savings account?  Composed a song to celebrate your banking system? Invited the whole community for drinks and dancing Read More