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My First Trip to Haiti: Fear and Empowerment (2001)

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I was afraid of Haiti due to the images of overwhelming poverty, the countless coups and endless violence. But I did choose Haiti – and others joined me in this effort. Together we set off to Haiti to try to organize a Haitian committee to build the project using many of our ideas and much of our funding. […]

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Marking World Toilet Day, U.N. urges ‘Open, Frank’ Discussion

New York, N.Y. On World Toilet Day, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging broad action to renew efforts in providing access to adequate sanitation for all and work to comprehensively address the “vicious cycle” connecting poor sanitation and malnutrition, the theme of this year’s observance of the Day. Children are using toilet facilities […]

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Extreme Poverty Below 10%, Meeting U.N. 2030 Goal – World Bank

New York, N.Y.  The World Bank announced today that extreme poverty is likely to fall to below 10 per cent this year, “giving fresh evidence that a quarter-century-long sustained reduction in poverty is moving the world closer to the historic goal of ending poverty by 2030” – echoing a top goal set by the newly-agreed […]

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DriButts Diapers Save Lives in Rural Haiti

Lawrenceville, GA. During his early September visit to villages in Leogane, Haiti, DriButts founder Michael Wahl distributed 720 reusable DriButts Diapers to 360 rural area families. Each family received just two diapers — enough to last an infant for two years. The specially-made long-lasting diapers are manufactured with the help of Slingshot Product Development Group. […]

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U.N., Gates Foundation Present Vision for Eradicating Malaria

New York, N.Y.  A new report released by the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute. Children surrounded […]

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Recipients of Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards Announced

New York, N.Y.   President Bill Clinton announced the recipients of the seventh annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards, where he, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, and a newly announced lineup, including Vice President Joe Biden, will honor seven people from the public, private and non-profit sectors for their […]

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Making Strides Toward Ensuring the Right to Clean Water

New York, N.Y.  Like most Americans, I take easy access to clean drinking water for granted. “But it’s a fundamental human right,” Edward Buckley is quick to point out. “We all have a human right to clean water. Without it we cannot enjoy our other human rights.” Buckley, an Atlanta lawyer, has a passion for […]

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ISLF & TTI Officers, Advisory Board & Visibility

The International Sustainable Livelihood Foundation (ISLF) is incubating Sri Lanka’s Trimcomalee Institute of Technology (TTI) Both ISLF and TTI are supported by The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is Media Sponsor to both. ISLF Board of Directors   Joseph Gobinath Amarasingam Timothy Dowding, Ph.D. Arum Kandiah Tham Sivaraj A. Somaskanda Pon Thangarajah Saba Thevanayagam […]

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