Apne Aap prevents sex trafficking by helping girls, women and children in red-light areas and slums get access to education, livelihoods other than prostitution and safe housing by organizing themselves in small co-operatives. "Apne Aap" means self-help in Hindi.
CARE fights root causes of poverty in the world's poorest communities in nearly 70 countries. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because when equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.
GlobalGiving is the leading online marketplace for philanthropy, connecting donors to the causes and countries they care about. Since its launch in 2002, GlobalGiving has helped thousands give more than $22 million to more than 1,400 projects working to improve lives worldwide.
HEAL Africa's hospital and community programs address the root causes of illness and poverty for the people of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Its programs build community strength while working in context of war and violence. HEAL Africa's care for the whole person provides healing for physical, psycho-social and spiritual wounds.
Heifer International is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income.
International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps provides medical relief, healthcare and training to people devastated by war, natural disasters, disease and famine. The approach is comprehensive: medical care for women and children, nutritional services, treatment of infectious diseases, mental health services, clean water, training workers and more.
Kiva.org allows you to choose an entrepreneur you'd like to support, lend them $25 for their business and get repaid when their loan has been paid back.
Somaly Mam Foundation
With over 1 million women and children sold into sexual slavery each year, human trafficking is a global crisis that must be stopped. Founded by sexual slavery survivor Somaly Mam, the foundation supports rescue, shelter and rehabilitation programs across Southeast Asia and runs global awareness and advocacy campaigns.
UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Working in more than 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with healthcare, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.
Women for Women International
Women for Women International provides female survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies—changing the world one woman at a time.