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In a nation where, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty statistics released last month, 46.5 million people (roughly 15 percent) of the nation’s population lives in poverty, the idea that the media would not cover such a pressing human interest story because of financial troubles is misguided, if not inexcusable. It represents a failure…

Brazil, China and other emerging economies must take more responsibility for the global fight against extreme poverty, said Mukhisa Kituyi, the new secretary-general of Unctad, the UN trade and development body. Kituyi, who took up the post last month, said discussions on what should replace the millennium development goals (MDGs), which expire in 2015, could…

That’s the idea behind a soon-to-be launched social enterprise and crowdfunding web site by the name of Reciprocity & Co. The basic concept is this: Founded by Gainsville, Fla.-based Sam McPherson, the site promotes projects aimed at addressing major areas of need, like health or human rights abuses. But the way it happens is consumers buy…

Mohamed Hassan grunted as he slowly lowered a clay jug from his right shoulder down to the floor of his one-room mud-brick house in northern Jordan. The 25-year-old had just completed what he said has become a daily 3.7-mile trek to the edge of his desert village of al-Kom al-Ahmar to retrieve what his family…

In a bid to bring awareness to hunger in Brevard County, Florida, activists are planning a summit for religious leaders and faith-based organizations with the goal of expanding a program that provides weekend meals to elementary students in need. “It’s very important because getting involved with the various congregations will help spread the word of…

Do Good Lab promotes and empowers existing, locally-envisioned and community-led sustainable initiatives to improve living conditions in developing nations. People in developing countries know how to solve their own problems. All they need is a little boost – and that’s where Do Good Lab comes in. Do Good Lab provides resources to local organizations in developing…

Swaziland’s reliance on international donors has averted famine but masked the reality of chronic food shortages and widespread malnutrition and stunting, according to a new study released by the government and the World Food Program (WFP). The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) survey, part of the African Union Commission initiative to enable African nations…

Mission Centers of Houston serve impoverished communities in the inner city of Houston, Texas, providing for the physical and spiritual needs of people.

i love blue sea is a sustainable seafood organization headquartered in San Francisco, California, whose business practices impact four social justice issues: environment, food, health and labor.