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
Bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
The Her Initiative
Empowering women in the developing world through clean water and sanitation & hygiene education.
Using crowdfunding to provide healthcare to everyone around the world.
Using entrepreneurship and education to empower women in Mozambique.
Connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty. www.kiva.org
Empowering communities to rise out of poverty through education, food security projects and economic opportunities.
Pencils of Promise
Creating schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.
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.
Agriculture & Food Security
The Kula Project
Investing in the dreams and businesses of coffee farmers in East Africa.
One Heart Africa
Working in Mozambique and Swaziland to help empower through education and sustainable agriculture. oneheartafrica.org
Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit of farmers in Uganda. www.cultivationsociety.org