Economic Development

The Test of Poverty

 The Test of Poverty” follows two women living in extreme poverty in West Bengal, India, as they participate in Trickle Up’s program and work to change the effects that generations of poverty have had on their families’ lives.


SHE 28 Campaign

Girls in developing countries miss school because they don't have access to affordable sanitary pads. SHE is increasing girls' access to affordable sanitary pads through sustainable businesses...

The boy who harnessed the wind

After being forced to quit school at 14, William Kamkwamba stumbled upon a textbook explaining the function of windmills and how they could bring electricity and pump water...


Homeboy Industries assists at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth to become positive and contributing members of society through job placement, training and education.

Blue Water Run

Local, grassroots projects are the key to solving the global water crisis in rural and remote areas. These diverse efforts involve community ownership, sanitation, hygiene education, change in behavior, and long-term maintenance and evaluation...

Lighting a Billion Lives

TERI is bringing light to people who don't have access to electricity through solar lighting devices, offering them a chance for more development opportunities, a better health, and a cleaner and safer environment...

Children's Development Bank of India

The Children's Development Bank in India is run entirely by street children, allowing them to save the money they earn.  

Committee for Democracy in Information Technology

In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, computer scientist Rodrigo Baggio, has been setting up Information Technology schools for young people of the community.

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