Before joining a cause or donating to a charity, it's important to find out more information.

Transparency, collaboration with people on the ground, and proven social impact are the factors I use to determine if I want to support an organization. Below are some of my faves that meet these standards.


Water, Health, & sanitation

Charity Water
Bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
www.charitywater.org

The Her Initiative
Empowering women in the developing world through clean water and sanitation & hygiene education.
www.theherinitiative.org

Watsi
Using crowdfunding to provide healthcare to everyone around the world.
www.watsi.org

Economic Development

Kurandza
Using entrepreneurship and education to empower women in Mozambique.
www.kurandza.org

Kiva
Connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty.    www.kiva.org

Humanity Unified
Empowering communities to rise out of poverty through education, food security projects and economic opportunities.
www.humanityunified.org

 

Education

Pencils of Promise
Creating schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all. 
www.pencilsofpromise.org

She's The First
We believe that quality education is the key to escaping poverty, and we help girls get access to it. www.shesthefirst.org

The Seed, Africa
Planting a seed to change the world through supporting girls education in Swaziland. 
www.theseedafrica.com

Agriculture & Food Security

The Kula Project
Investing in the dreams and businesses of coffee farmers in East Africa.
www.thekulaproject.org

One Heart Africa
Working in Mozambique and Swaziland to help empower through education and sustainable agriculture. oneheartafrica.org

Cultivation Society
Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit of farmers in Uganda. www.cultivationsociety.org


Know of another org you think I should add to this list? I'd love to hear from you here!