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Sakena Yacoobi speaks on Education in Afghanistan

Sakena Yacoobi started the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) with the goal of educating girls.

From the article: "Sakena Yacoobi started the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) to educate young girls. Then young boys started asking if she could teach them too."

Check out her article on educating children…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 30, 2015 at 5:20am — No Comments

The Associated Press tracks slave-caught fish to stores in the US

The AP has tracked slave-caught fish to stores in the US.

From the article: “There journalists interviewed more than 40 current and former slaves, many of whom said they had been forced to work on boats overseen by Thai captains under extremely brutal conditions. They were paid little or nothing at all, and some were out to sea for months or years at a…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 25, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Australian works to save children from sex slavery

Micharl Brosowski works to rescue and support street children in Vietnam through his organization, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation.

From the article: "Michael Brosowski and his team save young girls and boys sold as sex slaves and into child labour. His charity gives children a new chance at life after they have suffered through these traumatic experiences in their formative years."

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Added by William J. Welte on March 24, 2015 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Journalist may be jailed for writing about human rights abuses

Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais writes about his persecution in an article

From the article: "This country was one of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world for several years, until 2014. Now it has “achieved” the highest child mortality rate in the world. Because of its abundance of oil and diamonds, used for…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 23, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Dreams are Created Equal

kiva has produced a series sharing the dreams of those who borrow through Kiva's lending platform.

This month, they have shared the story of Lourdes, a single mother and businesswoman from Paraguay who has worked hard to support her family since she found out she was pregnant at 18.

Consider backing a hardworking and entrepreneurial person like Lourdes…

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Added by William J. Welte on March 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Alliance for Children Everywhere

The Alliance for Children Everywhere works to provide safety and security for orphans.

From the website: "To demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ by bringing orphans and abandoned children into secure families, schools, and communities."

Consider donating to the Alliance for Children Everywhere.

Added by William J. Welte on February 8, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments

All God's Children

All God's Children is a 4-star non-profit working to help support orphans in Honduras.

From the website: "Since 1988, six other ministries to orphaned or abandoned youngsters in Honduras have become a part of the All God’s Children network. These ministries share the same mission: to provide an environment of love and practical care where the eternal trajectory of an orphan’s life is changed, where despair can be replaced with hope."

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Added by William J. Welte on February 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Interview with a former child soldier

NPR has an interview with former child soldier and activist Emmanuel Jal.

From the article "This week, the United Nations says that it has made an agreement that will gradually release 3,000 child soldiers from the armed group called the South Sudan Democratic Army Cobra Faction. The children are between 11 and 17 years old and have been "forced to do and see things no child should ever experience," Jonathan Veitch, UNICEF's South Sudan representative, said in a press…

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Added by William J. Welte on February 2, 2015 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Aidmatrix

Aidmatrix is a company working to make hunger relief organizations more efficient.

From the website: "Aidmatrix provides supply chain management software for hunger relief organizations that move food and other lifesaving goods."

Check out the website to learn more.

Added by William J. Welte on February 1, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Human Rights First

Human Rights First is a four-star rated non-profit group working to bring Human Rights into the forefront of US awareness.

"Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 19, 2015 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Carvajal Foundation

The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting article on the work of the Carvajal Foundation, which has helped ex-militants find a new way of life working together at a timber company.

From the article: “Helping the ex-fighters work together at the World of Timber was an arduous process, says the Carvajal Foundation, the Colombian nonprofit organization that created the company with investment from local businesses and the…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 19, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

City of Hope

City of Hope is a 4-star rated non-profit, and USNews top cancer research hospital in southern California.

From the website: “City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network,…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 19, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Agros International

Agros International works in rural communities to eliminate poverty. 

From the website: "Our mission is to see rural poor families own agricultural land, attain economic self-sufficiency, realize their God-given potential, and pass on to future generations the values and resources that enable them to flourish."

Consider donating to Agros International

Added by William J. Welte on January 15, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Aid for AIDS International

Aid for AIDS International is a non-profit organization working to provide people with HIV or AIDS with the medication they need.

From the website: 

"AID FOR AIDS (AFA) operates the largest HIV Medicine Recycling Program in the world. AFA’s HIV Medicine Recycling Program recovers unused, unexpired life-saving medication that otherwise would have been wasted and then re-distributes it to those without access in developing countries…
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Added by William J. Welte on January 8, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Foundation for Relief and Reconcilliation in the Middle East

The Foundation for Relief and Reconcilliation in the Middle East is a UK-based non-profit working make change in the Middle East.

From the website: "FRRME is a small UK-based charity achieving big change. We work in one of the world’s most dangerous countries, convinced that God has not forgotten the people of Iraq.

We facilitate the unique and important work of Canon Andrew White, Vicar…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence

From the website: "From domestic violence and child abuse to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to build respect and healthy relationships."

Consider donating to Futures…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

JBI International

The Jewish Braille Institute is a 4-star rated non-profit working to provide braille reading materials to the blind all over the world.

From the website: "The JBI Library provides individuals who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or reading disabled with books, magazines and special publications of Jewish and general interest in Audio, Large Print and Braille formats. The unique services provided by JBI, all of which are free of charge, enable over 35,000…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 4, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights is a 4-star rated non-profit working to support human rights around the world. 

From the website: "The Advocates for Human Rights is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. Through cutting-edge research, education, and advocacy, The Advocates saves lives, fights injustice, restores peace, and builds the human rights movement in the United States and around the world."

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Added by William J. Welte on January 3, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Catholic Medical Mission Board is a 4-star rated non-profit working to support women and children around the world. CMMB works to link communities to desperately needed healthcare facilities.

From the website: "Women and children are often the most vulnerable populations, suffering the most from illness and poverty. We want to help improve the lives of women and children through improved health."

Consider donating to CMMB.

Added by William J. Welte on January 2, 2015 at 9:11am — No Comments

Human Rights Watch

The Human Rights Watch is a 4-star non-profit working to investigate human rights abuses around the world.

From the website: "Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts widely, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice. Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold…

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Added by William J. Welte on January 1, 2015 at 6:26pm — No Comments

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