Tag: charity

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

April 25 marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Nepal earthquake, which left nearly 9,000 people dead and 22,000 people injured, and leveled countless homes and cultural and religious sites. I haven’t been to Nepal in more than 10 years, but it remains a very special […]

How to Volunteer in Cambodia and Do it Responsibly

How to Volunteer in Cambodia and Do it Responsibly

Thank you to Aviv Hochbaum, Head of Community and Development at GivingWay, for helping me spread the word on how to volunteer in Cambodia, a country I visited in fall 2014, and do so in a responsible manner. In this guest post, she recommends 10 opportunities […]

The World Water Crisis: How Travelers Can Help

The World Water Crisis: How Travelers Can Help

Today is World Water Day, which brings attention to the fact that 1.8 billion people around the globe live without access to clean drinking water. Anyone who has traveled to developing countries knows all the tips to avoid getting sick from contaminated water – asking for drinks without ice, […]

More Organizations Empowering Women around the World

More Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same […]

Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Organizations Empowering Women around the World

Today is International Women’s Day, which is dedicated to celebrating “the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.” However, it also recognizes that in many places in the world – even in the developed world – women are still being systemically denied many of the same […]

Womentum Pays it Forward to Help Women around the World

Womentum Pays it Forward to Help Women around the World

Prabha Dublish is the co-founder of Womentum, a non-profit organization that crowdfunds donations to help women in developing countries start their own businesses. A junior at Babson College, she got the idea for Womentum after a trip to Delhi, India, in summer 2015. Womentum launched in April 2016 and has since funded women entrepreneurs in […]

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Maria Russo is the executive director of Humanity Unified International, a non-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Anthony, in 2015 with the goal of lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty through education, food security programs and economic opportunities. She recently took time from her busy schedule – […]

Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

Beau Miller is the executive director of Aythos, a non-profit organization he founded seven years ago to implement economic development projects in remote Himalayan villages in Nepal. Since 2012, Aythos volunteers and local staff have trained hundreds of farmers – including women – and helped plant thousands of fruit and nut trees, which provide […]

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

In summer 2003, I volunteered as an English teacher at an all-girls government school in Pokhara, Nepal. Even though my experience was mostly positive, I’ve since questioned whether my decision to volunteer with children was a responsible one, as I’ve learned more about the ugly side of […]

Memories of Nepal: In and Around Pokhara

Memories of Nepal: In and Around Pokhara

This is the second post in a series where I’ll be sharing photos and memories of my time in Nepal.