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In this guest post, Henna Cheema of African Initiatives, shares her experience meeting children and teachers taking part in an HIV education project in Tanzania.
Contrary to popular belief, alleviating poverty requires more than just teaching people skills or handing out materials. A key factor often overlooked in the international development field is community participation.
The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is a reminder of the complexities and messiness of development, but don’t let that discourage you from engaging.
Eugene Cho and Jeremy Lin travel to Thailand to learn about the intersections of girls’ empowerment, poverty, human trafficking, and education.
The coast of Greece is one of the main entry points for refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Currently 62,000 refugees are stuck in Greece awaiting relocation or asylum. ODW board member Davis Goslin took a trip to the Greek coast to volunteer in refugee camps. In this eye opening account, Davis shares about his experience.
Climate change is currently at the forefront of many political and environmental debates in the West, but for many poorer regions, the effects of climate change are a daily reality.
At the Cooperative Middle School of San Pedro Petz, Guatemala, a group of eighth grade girls and their mothers participate in their first workshop of the year. The workshop teaches students and their parents about the Family Reading Time program, where the girls will bring books home and read to their families.
In this brand new video I had the chance to go behind the scenes at the game, interview fans, and join Jeremy for an exclusive one-on-one interview.
Mothers in America and mothers in Burkina Faso may live on opposite ends of the globe, but the experience of motherhood connects them in a way few other life experiences can. No matter where you live, all mothers care deeply for their children and will do anything to...
The philosophy behind the Healthy Homes approach is that sick adults cannot work or care for children, and sick children cannot attend school or grow physically at a healthy rate; thus only a truly holistic approach that addresses all aspects of health in the home...
At One Day's Wages we talk a lot about "sustainable development," in other words, development that doesn't just meet the needs of the vulnerable now, but takes strategic steps to make sure anti-poverty programs meet needs long into the future. If this is one of our...
You may have heard a certain NBA player announced last year he would partner with One Day's Wages this NBA season. Jeremy Lin aka "Linsanity" approached ODW after learning about our work and wanted to help. His commitment was to donate a game's wages,...
This past week, U.S. policies regarding immigration and refugee resettlement shifted significantly under the new presidential administration. The executive order signed last Friday, January 27, 2017 halts refugee admission into the U.S. for 120 days, places an...
“You can identify the girls who are on sale for sex if they are wearing a number,” our team was briefed before walking down a red light district in Bangkok, Thailand. Children who are mired in poverty, those without opportunities for a better future, may suffer the...
Your generosity has allowed us to engage in 20 projects in 18 countries this last year alone, and as of today, together we have raised nearly $5 million to help empower people living in extreme poverty! THANK YOU for making this movement strong!
With four children, Christine struggled to make a living that could support her family.
One Days Wages is partnering with Rescue:Freedom to rescue 60 women and girls who have fallen victim to the human trafficking industry.
We’re thrilled to partner with Mali Health for a 3rd project, a savings and loan program that will help women.