Charity and Philanthropy in the Developing World

Charity: water (www.charitywater.org) focuses on life’s most basic need—water. But to significantly cut down disease rates in the developing world, water is just the first step. Almost everywhere charity: water builds a freshwater well, it also requires sanitation training. In some communities, it build latrines; at the very least, it promotes simple hand-washing stations made with readily available materials. (more)
Founded in 1977, The Hunger Project (www.thp.org) is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, Asia, and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs, and build better futures for their children. (more)
Andrew Youn started One Acre Fund  (www.oneacrefund.org) in 2006. Youn graduated from Yale University magna cum laude and is a former management consultant. Youn cofounded the program in Kenya with John Gachunga and now lives in western Kenya. While earning his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, Youn visited western Kenya in August 2005 and interviewed subsistence farmers about their quality of life and the challenges they face in providing for their families. (more)