In the fight to end extreme poverty
these are the issues that drive us
As a grassroots movement we are
impacting communities and changing lives
Whether it’s a young girl who no longer has to walk miles to collect water, a mother who can provide for her children thanks to business training, or a school that can now grow nutritious food for their students–our impact is far reaching–community focused–and always sustainable. But we aren’t just about granting money toward issues of poverty, we also want to inspire people to care about justice, and to take action through simple generosity. Because together, we truly believe we can alleviate extreme global poverty in our lifetime.
"When my children are sick, she can help," says Juliet. We worked with our partners to train mothers in Uganda to become Community Health Providers (CHPs), so that they could diagnose and treat the majority of preventable illnesses that mothers and children experience in their neighborhoods. Juliet is one of the moms who now has access to life-saving health care for herself and her two daughters thanks to her neighborhood.
Clean hands make happy healthy kids! Together with our partners we enabled a project in Guatemala to promote improved hygiene practices for 750 children and their families. The project taught children proper sanitation practices in their schools, including hand washing. Thanks to this program, children are now asking for soap at home because they have learned about germs, and how using soap can prevent them from getting sick.
We choose our partners wisely. Each organization goes through a rigorous vetting process before we approve a grant.
You can be confident in your giving. 100% of your donation (minus credit card fees) goes directly to projects in the field.
SEE YOUR IMPACT
Transparency is important to us. We report back on all of our projects. See the impact you are making across the globe.
End-of-year holidays are all about celebration, reflection, and gratitude. As we continue to grow here at ODW, this holiday season we're reflecting on the global work you, me, us, and them, are doing together. The stories of transformation we've heard from the ground...
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Eugene Cho and Jeremy Lin travel to Thailand to learn about the intersections of girls’ empowerment, poverty, human trafficking, and education.