AMREF is an international African organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and is the largest African health organization in the world. It was founded in 1957 and has a solid history of providing health products and services to African people. In fact, you should read their history to appreciate how they have changed over the years to effectively meet the needs of the African people. Panoja is their monthly giving campaign. Giving just $40 each month will improve the skills of a midwife to safely delivering babies during complicated cases of childbirth and to learn new skills like resuscitating newborns. Without help from a health worker, a woman increases her and her baby’s risk of lifelong complications, and even death. With proper training, a midwife can provide life-saving care to up to 500 women in one year.
Isn’t Friends Without Borders a lovely name? It just makes you want to smile. And I hope it will make you consider just a $50 donation. Friends Without Borders provides free high-quality healthcare in Southeast Asia. And bonus, for my friends in Japan. Click here! Also, if you’re a medical professional and have time to volunteer, take a look at opportunities here.
If you’re visiting a site like this, you’ve probably heard of Malala. She now has her own fund set up and is beginning some important work. I recommend watching a few of her speeches here so that you can understand the potential she has to create change. A $50 donation will help girls all around the world go to school.
The Grameen Foundation is fighting global poverty through micro-finance and technology. You’ll need to visit their very comprehensive website to read just how this is done. The digital farming section is fascinating. The founder of the Grameen Bank started the whole thing with a loan of $27 to a group of Bangladeshi women. And look what happened! If you scroll down on the home page you’ll see some donation options. $51 will enroll a Timorese couple in a workshop that reduces gender-based violence. Good stuff happening here!
If you like to read, you can share your love of reading by investing it in Room To Read to help them stock libraries and contribute to creating educated children. There’s a lot to read about on their website since they’ve been working on different projects for over ten years now. Your $50 can teach a child to read and write for a whole year. Also, check out their book club here.