In 1959, a young doctor named Carroll Behrhorst journeyed to Guatemala as a medical missionary. What he saw through his travels was that in rural areas, particularly in indigenous communities, people did not have access to healthcare.
Assistance League of Los Angeles serves the most vulnerable children living in extreme poverty, foster care or homelessness in LA.
Close to 24 million Americans report that they are blind or have trouble seeing even with corrective lenses – a number that is expected to double by 2050 based on this country’s aging population and the increasing prevalence of diseases that cause blindness. The Chicago Lighthouse is attempting to move the dial in key ways.
This season, we have revisited one organization that we’ve profiled in the past. Crane Trust is located in Grand Isle, Nebraska where 10,000 acres of prairie is being nurtured back to its original state by a dynamic group of environmental scientists and government agencies.
Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all.
Don Schoendorfer, a biomechanical engineer, founded Free Wheelchair Mission after witnessing the plight of a woman with disabilities dragging herself across a road in Morocco. Haunted by her image, Schoendorfer used his MIT training to develop a low-cost, durable, functional wheelchair that would become the cornerstone of Free Wheelchair Mission, which he started in 2001 to serve people with disabilities in developing countries.
Friends of the Children (FOTC) is an early intervention program whose mission is to help our nation’s highest risk children develop the relationships, goals, and skills necessary to break the cycles of poverty, abuse, and violence by developing into contributing members of society.
There are 805 million malnourished people in the world, and the overall population will reach an estimated nine billion by 2050. How will we feed everyone? The Institute of Tropical Agriculture, or IITA, believes it has the answer – Africa.
Smile Train is an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.
For many news organizations, it’s often easier to share hard stories of violence and destitution than it is to convey the subtleties of the respectful and sustainable work needed to build a better world. It is precisely these subtleties that define Solidarity Bridge, which empowers medical communities in Bolivia to serve those in need.