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July 30 2014

From ONE Wed Jul 30 2014, 17:21:50

Nick Evans is a ONE Campus Leader at the University of Iowa.   I've never considered myself an activist. I've never gone to a big protest with signs and chants, I've never "occupied" anything, and I've never gone to a far-away place to help a group of people and hopefully inspire the world. I'm just a...

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From ONE Wed Jul 30 2014, 11:40:13

In our second partnership with One Acre Fund, we'll be following David and Zipporah, smallholder farmers from Kenya, for a whole growing season. From planting to harvest, we will check in every month to see what life is really like for a family making a living from agriculture in rural Kenya. Read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.  Zipporah...

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July 29 2014

From ONE Tue Jul 29 2014, 17:27:29

This blog post was written by Aimee Ansari, Country Director, CARE South Sudan. The U.N. recently reported a startling statistic: without a change in the conflict in South Sudan or to the amount of humanitarian aid being delivered, 50,000 children under the age of five years old will die by the end of the year,...

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From ONE Tue Jul 29 2014, 11:29:15

Lack of electricity should not dictate whether you live or die. By Kelly Lippi and Ari Hoffman A premature baby is born by emergency cesarean section in southwestern Uganda. He is cold. Mom can't keep him warm while recovering from surgery. Power is out. Not out from a storm or downed wire, not out during the 36 hours...

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July 28 2014

From ONE Mon Jul 28 2014, 13:56:44

Dozens of African leaders are coming to Washington, D.C., to meet President Obama and US officials for the first-ever US-African Leaders Summit. If you were invited to the Summit, do you think you know enough about African countries, politics, geography and leadership to pass as a diplomat? Take this quiz and find out:  Full disclosure:...

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From ONE Mon Jul 28 2014, 11:54:09

Lack of access to modern forms of energy - or energy poverty - has both direct and indirect harmful effects on health and medical care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, more than 30 percent of clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, serving approximately 255 million people, are without electricity. Here's six specific ways lack...

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From ONE Mon Jul 28 2014, 09:00:23

When you meet someone who gets just as worked up about an issue as you   When someone thinks they know all about an issue because they saw a Leo DiCaprio movie   When a friend suggests you go to McDonalds or Walmart   When you are about to go street campaigning   How you...

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July 26 2014

From ONE Sat Jul 26 2014, 16:09:09

Catherine Connors is an executive with the Walt Disney Company, the mother of two amazing children, and the author of the award-winning blog Her Bad Mother.  When I was 11 years old, I stole a horse. Actually, it's probably more accurate to say that I borrowed the horse -- I had every intention of returning it --...

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July 25 2014

From ONE Fri Jul 25 2014, 16:44:41

As someone who recently moved to a new city (Washington, D.C.), I can attest that one of the hardest parts of moving comes after you've scratched all of the logistical tasks off of the to-do list. Finding people who care about the same causes as you or simply finding meaningful ways to engage in advocacy in a...

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From ONE Fri Jul 25 2014, 11:19:05

You just got off work and are headed to the Metro, when what do you hear? "Free cupcakes!" What else could you ask for after a long and tiring day at work? You walk over to the Curbside Cupcakes food truck and receive your free cupcake. But wait, there's a catch. On Thursday, July 24,...

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