In the fight to end extreme poverty
these are the issues that drive us
As a grassroots movement we are
impacting communities and changing lives
Whether it’s a young girl who no longer has to walk miles to collect water, a mother who can provide for her children thanks to business training, or a school that can now grow nutritious food for their students–our impact is far reaching–community focused–and always sustainable. But we aren’t just about granting money toward issues of poverty, we also want to inspire people to care about justice, and to take action through simple generosity. Because together, we truly believe we can alleviate extreme global poverty in our lifetime.
"When my children are sick, she can help," says Juliet. We worked with our partners to train mothers in Uganda to become Community Health Providers (CHPs), so that they could diagnose and treat the majority of preventable illnesses that mothers and children experience in their neighborhoods. Juliet is one of the moms who now has access to life-saving health care for herself and her two daughters thanks to her neighborhood.
Clean hands make happy healthy kids! Together with our partners we enabled a project in Guatemala to promote improved hygiene practices for 750 children and their families. The project taught children proper sanitation practices in their schools, including hand washing. Thanks to this program, children are now asking for soap at home because they have learned about germs, and how using soap can prevent them from getting sick.
We choose our partners wisely. Each organization goes through a rigorous vetting process before we approve a grant.
You can be confident in your giving. 100% of your donation (minus credit card fees) goes directly to projects in the field.
SEE YOUR IMPACT
Transparency is important to us. We report back on all of our projects. See the impact you are making across the globe.
Thanks to YOU, our global work is growing, which means we needed to find some new talent to keep this grassroots movement pushing forward. Welcome Kenzie!
In this guest post, Henna Cheema of African Initiatives, shares her experience meeting children and teachers taking part in an HIV education project in Tanzania.
Contrary to popular belief, alleviating poverty requires more than just teaching people skills or handing out materials. A key factor often overlooked in the international development field is community participation.
Eugene Cho and Jeremy Lin travel to Thailand to learn about the intersections of girls’ empowerment, poverty, human trafficking, and education.
The coast of Greece is one of the main entry points for refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Currently 62,000 refugees are stuck in Greece awaiting relocation or asylum. ODW board member Davis Goslin took a trip to the Greek coast to volunteer in refugee camps. In this eye opening account, Davis shares about his experience.
At the Cooperative Middle School of San Pedro Petz, Guatemala, a group of eighth grade girls and their mothers participate in their first workshop of the year. The workshop teaches students and their parents about the Family Reading Time program, where the girls will bring books home and read to their families.