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Why we’re thankful for leftovers

They represent more than just a delicious turkey sandwich! In an age where up to one third of all food is spoiled or squandered before people can eat it, while almost a billion people go hungry, leftovers are a sign that we can reduce this waste in a small way.

How Safecity is helping women and girls speak out and protect others

Mark International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women by learning about Safecity, an online platform that encourages anonymous reporting of sexual violence, both to collect data, and to give women a space to be heard.

Clean water and the gift of time

Today alone, women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa will waste 21 million hours fetching water for their families. However, when a clean water access point comes to a community, those women are given the most wonderful gift–the gift of time.

VIDEO: What is energy poverty?

Lack of electricity can mean no light at school, in a hospital, or at home. It can mean diseases and death, mostly affecting women and children, caused by household smoke from cooking. Imagine the number of lives lost because of lack of energy.

She Leads Africa: How African millennial women are paving the way for each other

As more Africans move out of poverty, job creation is the necessary next step and having bright young women at the helm providing employment is a way of directly addressing and eradicating the adverse effects poverty has on women!

World AIDS Day sweepstakes: And the winners are…

You all had the chance to enter the sweepstakes to win a trip to come celebrate with us, and we are thrilled to announce the five lucky winners!

Promoting safe water to the children and clinics of Bongatsara, Madagascar

With methods from WaterStep, this ONE member helped promote safe water to a few communities in her home country of Madagascar!

Husbands’ Schools: Funny name, but serious goals and results

Despite the funny name, the goal of Husbands’ Schools is serious: to involve men in health promotion and foster a change in behavior in their communities. The need was twofold: the vast gender inequality and staggering number of maternal deaths in the country.

From shack to a toilet mall: How I moved with my toilet to the city

"When I was faced with the possibility of clean, functioning toilets with running water a decade later, I knew I had to do something for our cities. The IkoToilet idea was born."

Why technology access is VITAL for women in developing countries

Economic empowerment made possible by connectivity isn’t just good news for women-- women and girls invest 90% of their earned income into their families and communities!

Why toilets win

Today is World Toilet Day and we're working with to turn your attention to the 2.4 billion people who lack access to a toilet worldwide.

Meet an African organization fighting anemia and blood cancer

Ara sees it as a critical duty to recruit thousands of bone marrow donors of African descent so that blood cancer and anemia patients will have a higher probability of finding a match and a greater likelihood of recovery from these diseases!

The ONE thing every candidate can agree on: Get ready for ONE Vote ’16

Making sure the next president has a plan to fight extreme poverty is at the heart of ONE’s election campaign, and we need your voice!

PHOTOS: How Africa is Hacking Its Energy Crisis

ONE is excited to partnering with Discovery Digital Networks to show how Africa is hacking its energy crisis. Laura Ling from Discovery traveled to the incredible country of Tanzania a few weeks back to show us how the lack of access to electricity exactly impacts daily life.

The Power of a Woman

“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Social activist and writer Marge Piercy Simply put, the Caterpillar Foundation’s mission is to alleviate poverty and place people on the path to prosperity. As we work to address the root causes, systematic injustices and long term effects of…

PATH works to end the cycle of an insidious disease

We’ve nearly eliminated the cause of a deadly kind of meningitis in Africa. Two PATH leaders tell us why we can’t stop the fight.

Help us tell President Obama to continue to give to the Global Fund!

Before World AIDS Day on December 1, we want to make sure President Obama knows that we want him to continue to give the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria his full support. Why? Because it's saving lives.

Dr. Mkopi: “I know I can’t do it all”

We had the chance to sit down with Dr. Namala Mkopi, a pediatrician in Tanzania and the first Shot@Life Champion. As the Shot@Life Champion, he will spend time working with RESULTS on child and maternal health advocacy around the world. Dr. Mkopi works at the National Hospital in Tanzania and on World Pnuemonia Day, we’re…

Beyond war: A retired Marine’s reflections on fighting poverty with Nuru Kenya

"The farmers were accepting that life would not change and were bravely persevering year after year. What we were attempting to do was to help them realize that they could change their future."

7 ethically made gifts for everyone on your holiday list

This year, give gifts that give back! These socially conscious products make a positive impact throughout the African continent—and are hand-picked to fit everyone on your list.

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