Monday, August 31

Empowering Guatemalan Women through Education and Microloans

Marta Cojtin used a small microloan to purchase fruit to sell in the Solola market. Through attending her monthly repayment meetings, she is learning how to use money effectively and receiving invaluable support. Marta is using this new income opportunity to help expand her home to better accommodate her 8 children.

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Wednesday, August 26

Diabetes Support Needed in Navajo Nation

Navajo Nation covers nearly 27,000 square miles in the southwest portion of the United States. The tribal land extends through portions of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. Larger than 10 of the 50 states, nearly 60% of all ethnic Navajos reside within the territory. Unfortunately, approximately 22% of these people are living with diabetes. The health and well-being of tribal members has become a serious concern.

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Tuesday, August 25

5 Reasons to Adopt a Dog

August 26, 2015 is National Dog Day! Founded in 2004 by Animal Activist Colleen Paige, National Dog Day is a time to raise awareness among the public regarding the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. If you have been considering adding a cute canine to your family, now is the time to do it. Here are 5 reasons to adopt a dog from your local animal rescue center right now.

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Monday, August 24

Providing a Better Future for Girls in Africa

It’s back to school season. Across the United States, students are gearing up to head back into the classroom. Unfortunately, millions of children around the world do not have this opportunity. Particularly in sub-Saharan African nations, where factors like tuition, transportation, and household work often prohibit children, especially girls, from attending school.

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Wednesday, August 19

How Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods Save Malnourished Children

Access to ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) could mean the difference between life and death to a severely malnourished child. Used around the world by organizations like Project Peanut Butter, Doctors Without Borders, and Partners in Health, this recently created “super food” provides specific, high-quality nutrition children need to recover, survive, and even thrive.

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Tuesday, August 18

Great Progress by the Jaipur Elephant Welfare Program

It is with great enthusiasm that we share with you more progress from the Human Society International’s (HSI) Jaipur Elephant Welfare (JEWEL) program. Prior to the project, which began in 2013, there were no other non-profit organizations on the ground to help the 130 captive elephants. In just a couple short years, the JEWEL program has taken great strides in improving the welfare and quality of life for the amazing animals.

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Monday, August 17

8 Reasons Why Peru Needs Huarango Trees

The city of Ica, located in southwest Peru, was once surrounded by a great forest of huarango trees. This quick-growing tree is one of few that can survive in the region’s dry desert climate. It also has several characteristics that prove to be incredibly beneficial and are the reasons why the huarango is so important to the area.

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Friday, August 14

Helping Parkinson’s Patients Afford Treatment

In the United States, there are approximately 60,000 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. Affecting the nervous system, this progressive disorder causes muscle rigidity, tremors, changes in speech and gait. Unfortunately, there still is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease. However, there are treatments available which can help alleviate some of the symptoms.

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Friday, August 7

3 Reasons Why Zambian Girls Need a Bicycle

Zambian families currently face serious economic hardships. High unemployment levels have resulted in nearly 75% of the population living on less than $1.25 per day. Receiving an appropriate education is one solution to help break the cycle of poverty. Unfortunately, an education for Zambian children, particularly young girls, can be quite difficult to obtain.

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Thursday, August 6

Help Protect the Humpback Whale

Well-known for its majestic leaps, water slaps, complex songs, and unique tail patterns, the humpback whale is truly an incredible sight to see. Sadly, these acrobatic animals were almost hunted to near extinction. It was estimated that there population decreased by nearly 90% until being listed as an endangered species in 1970. As the amount of humpback whales slowly increases, the animals still face numerous challenges as they swim through the ocean waters.

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