Empowering People



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ACCIÓN

http://www.accion.org
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The mission of ACCIÓN International is to give people the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. By providing "micro" loans and business training to poor women and men who start their own businesses, ACCIÓN's partner lending organizations help people work their own way up the economic ladder, with dignity and pride.


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Avaaz

http://www.avaaz.org

Avaaz—meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.

Avaaz empowers people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. Their model of internet organising allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force.


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Global Fund for Women

http://www.globalfundforwomen.org
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The Global Fund for Women plays a leading role in advancing women’s rights by making grants that support and strengthen women’s groups around the world. They mobilize and redistribute resources that enable women to develop creative solutions to local, regional, and transnational challenges. They bring grantees and donors together in an international network that promotes women’s action for social change, equality, peace, and justice worldwide.


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Oxfam America

http://www.oxfamamerica.org
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Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, they work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam’s approach is about tackling the conditions that cause poverty in the first place, rather than the distribution of material goods.


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Heifer International

http://www.heifer.org
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Heifer envisions a world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.

Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

Heifer's strategy is to “Pass on the Gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.


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FINCA International

http://www.finca.org
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  FINCA provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs so they can create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living. They are an anti-poverty organization whose work is aimed at creating employment, raising family incomes, and reducing poverty worldwide. They offer small loans and other products to those turned down by traditional banks, believing that even the poor have a right to financial services. With these loans, families can invest in, and build, their own small businesses and their income-earning capacity.


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Plan International USA

http://www.planusa.org
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Plan International USA is part of a global organization that works side-by-side with the men, women and children of communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty. Their approach is to develop a plan with the community that promises a brighter future for the community and is ultimately carried out by the community. Community by community, Plan works to promise futures that are worthy of all children’s potential.


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TechnoServe

http://www.technoserve.org
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The mission of TechnoServe is to help enterprising men and women in poor rural areas of the developing world build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, their communities and their countries by linking people to information, capital and markets.


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Pathfinder International

http://www.pathfind.org
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Pathfinder International’s mission is to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally by catalyzing change locally.
Pathfinder places reproductive health at the center of all that they do -— believing that health care is not only a fundamental human right but is critical for expanding opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, while paving the way for transformations in development.
Pathfinder envisions a world where everyone has access to contraception, where there are zero new HIV infections, where no woman dies from pregnancy related complications, and where everyone leads a healthy sexual and reproductive life.


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Women for Women International

http://www.womenforwomen.org
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In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.


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World Education

http://www.worlded.org
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World Education provides training and technical assistance in nonformal education across a wide array of sectors. All World Education projects are designed to strengthen the capacity of local partner institutions, catalyze community and national development, and contribute to individual growth. World Education supports the development of many types of indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to achieve long-term results. World Education strives to develop assets such as good health, literacy, numeracy, business and civic participation skills, and access to credit. World Education has worked in over 60 countries in all regions of the globe to provide training and technical assistance in many sectors.


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Mercy Corps

http://www.mercycorps.org
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Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds.


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Seva Foundation

http://www.seva.org
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Seva Foundation was formed with a mission to alleviate suffering caused by disease and poverty. Their approach is to build partnerships that respond to locally defined problems with culturally sustainable solutions. Their current focus is to combat blindness by providing cataract surgeries around the world and on health care for Native Americans with special emphasis on diabetes.


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World Vision

http://www.worldvision.org
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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.


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Thrive Networks

http://thrivenetworks.org
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Thrive Networks’ mission is to help the world’s most disadvantaged people move from survival to potential. Thrive Networks represents a new strategy to maximize the social impact and potential of nonprofits on a global scale. This is a new kind of nonprofit business model, one that uses collaborations and shared ventures to integrate projects and pool resources so partner organizations can radically increase their impact. Thrive Networks recognizes that many innovative nonprofits struggle to obtain funding, collaborate, and share new ideas. We are helping to change that.


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Freedom From Hunger

http://www.freefromhunger.org
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Freedom from Hunger is an international development organization that brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Freedom from Hunger combines microfinance with health and education services to equip very poor families to improve their incomes, safeguard their health and achieve lasting food security.


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Free Wheelchair Mission

http://www.freewheelchairmmission.org
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Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs free of charge to people with disabilities who are living in poverty in developing nations. Working in creative partnership with a network of like-minded groups, FWM has sent wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of people around the world, delivering not only the gift of mobility, but also dignity, independence, and hope. Designed to be rugged, durable and inexpensive, the FWM wheelchair is provided to the recipient entirely for free. Their vision is to be a world-class provider of mobility, transforming the lives of 100,000 people with disabilities each year.


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Boys Town

http://www.boystown.org
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Boys Town is a beacon of hope for America's children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs across the United States. Through a continuum of family services, the nonprofit, nonsectarian organization provides the right services at the right time based on a child's or family's needs. Boys Town offers children and families services in their own homes, or, when necessary, family-like out-of-home services to children with special treatment needs. Boys Town works with communities and schools in order to meet the growing and more diverse needs of today's children and families. Boys Town provides direct care to more than 51,000 children and assists nearly 1.4 million each year.


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Christian Appalachian Project

http://www.christianapp.org
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Christian Appalachian Project is a Kentucky-based, interdenominational, Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services. Today, programs and services range from child development centers and abuse shelters to GED classes and respite services.



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DC Central Kitchen

http://www.dccentralkitchen.org
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The mission of DC Central Kitchen is to use food as a tool to: Strengthen Bodies, by safely recovering unserved food from local foodservice businesses to feed children and adults at partner agencies throughout the greater Washington area; Empower Minds, by providing culinary job training for unemployed men and women and community service opportunities for youth and adults; and Build Communities, by providing working examples, innovative solutions, and shared technology to a cooperative and effective national network.


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EngenderHealth

http://www.engenderhealth.org
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EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, they train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available-today and for generations to come.


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Save the Children

http://www.savethechildren.org
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Save the Children is a leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. Their programs focus on the areas of: economic opportunities; education; emergencies; protection; health; hunger and malnutrition; and U.S. literacy and nutrition. They work in more than 50 countries, including the United States.


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Salvation Army

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. In addition to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Salvation Army is involved in the feeding and shelter of the hungry and homeless and in rehabilitation of alcoholics. In addition, new programs that address contemporary needs have been established. Among these are disaster relief servies, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, AIDS education and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correction services, and substance abuse rehabilitation.


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Volunteers of America

https://www.voa.org/
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Volunteers of America is a national, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Their ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.

This page was last modified on: November 20, 2018
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