According to a Bangor Daily News article, several solider from Maine are doing what they can in the fight against Ebola.
From the article: "“One of my favorite quotes is ‘first-world problem in a third-world country,’” the Bingham native said. “Meaning something that can be easily fixed back home is a tremendous event because of all the things you have to deal with to get it fixed.”"…Continue
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The Christian Science Monitor has an article on what civilians are doing to track war crimes.
From the article: "A new mobile phone app enabling civilians in conflict-torn countries to capture and share verifiable footage of war crimes will help authorities to prosecute the perpetrators, a leading legal body said as it launched the app June 8."
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From the website: "Concern helps the extreme poor and most vulnerable of the world’s population recover from disaster, fight malnutrition and deadly diseases, strengthen their resilience to climate extremes, and more."
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Compassion International is a 4-star rated non-profit.
From the website: "In a world where more than a billion children live on less than U.S. $2 per day, child sponsorship is the most strategic way to end child poverty, particularly when it is integrated into a holistic approach to child…Continue
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From the website: "Concern America taps into a community’s greatest resource, the people themselves, to alleviate poverty and to improve lives.
We are invited by local organizations to collaborate on community development projects. We send long-term field volunteers who work with the communities to identify most pressing needs and develop local solutions."
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Nicholas Kristof has posted a blog post on how to help Dr. Tom Catena, a doctor who is working to help patients in Sudan.
From the post: "My June 27 column was about an amazing American physician trying to save lives in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, even as he’s being bombed by the government. I’m sure some readers will want to support his work, so let me explain how you can go…Continue
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Church World Service is a 3-star rated non-profit.
From the website: "CWS has worked for nearly seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with…Continue
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Huffington Post has an article on a school in France offering hope to migrants.
Check out the article to learn more.
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CWO is a 4-star rated non-profit.
From the website: "The mission of Christian World Outreach is to participate with the body of Christ in responsible evangelism, to bring dignity, self worth and encouragement through leadership development, and to meet the physical needs of people through humanitarian assistance."
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From the website:
"Christian Relief Fund is a non-profit relief organization based in Amarillo, Texas with a focus on rescuing orphans and vulnerable children from poverty.
CRF operates child sponsorship programs that are dedicated to providing food, clean water, education, spiritual training, healthcare and disaster relief to the glory of God worldwide."
Added by William J. Welte on August 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Huffington Post has an article about an Indian woman, who was married off at eleven months, fighting to have her marriage annulled.
From the article: "According to an interview with Gulf News published last month, Santadevi Meghwal discovered at the age of 16 that she had been entered into an arranged marriage when she was not yet a toddler.…Continue
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From the article: "The response to the posts — each of them shared or commented upon hundreds of thousands of times — led Stanton to set up an Indiegogo campaign to raise $100,000 for Fatima's organization, the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, which estimates that 4 million Pakistanis work at the kilns in bonded forced…Continue
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"Invite your friends to make their first $25 loan for free while there’s still time! They’ll experience how good it feels to choose a Kiva borrower and support a dream, and you’ll get a $25 bonus to back another borrower. But hurry because funds are going fast!"
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Read about the connection between domestic abuse and homelessness and a new program that might provide some relief.
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Christ Reaches Asia Mission Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help the poor and feed the hungry through a wide range of programs.
Check out the various CRAM funds and consider donating.
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From the website: "CHOICE Humanitarian – ‘The Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Inter-Cultural Exchange’, is a strategic non-governmental agency (NGO) currently working in five countries, Kenya, Nepal, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico. Our overriding goal is to end extreme poverty and improve quality of life through a bottom-up, self-developing village-centered approach."
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Christian Freedom International is a 3-star rated nonprofit working to help those persecuted for their religion.
From the website: "It is our privilege to minister to the Persecuted through Bible distribution, medical aid, resettlement assistance, advocacy, asylum case-work, and aid to the disabled; to sponsor schools, vocational training, and self-help initiatives; to provide these services at no charge by CFI staff and volunteers. It is our goal to work together with…Continue
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Check out a post on Nicholas Kristof's blog about a hopeful new tech startup in Gaza which is backed by Google and administered by Mercy Corps.
Consider donating to Mercy Corps.
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Wired.com has an article on Bill Gates' solution to sanitation in developing countries.
From the website: "Today, at least 2 billion people still use toilet facilities that aren’t properly drained, and disease caused by poor sanitation kills 700,000 children a year. Rich-world solutions don’t work in developing countries, either—the infrastructure is too expensive. The whole point of the OmniProcessor, Gates says, is to make sanitation affordable for low-income…Continue
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