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2014-04-07 12:27:14

Concert to Recognize U.S. Aid to Global Child Survival Efforts and Call for Additional Commitments to Child Protection WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Citizen movement continues its efforts to motivate and educate socially-active youth about the causes and consequences of extreme poverty with a newly announced DC-area concert featuring Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Krewella, Alvin Risk, and more. Presented in partnership with World Childhood Foundation, the...

2014-04-02 08:32:29

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Robin Hood announced the release of the Poverty Tracker survey results, developed in partnership with Columbia University's Population Research Center. This quarterly survey of 2,300 households throughout the five boroughs and across all income levels is designed to take a deeper, more realistic look at disadvantage among New Yorkers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130812/NY62679LOGO-b The goal is to capture rich details on...

2014-03-26 16:26:34

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation has announced a new $500,000 matching campaign to support its Last Mile Initiative, a five-year campaign to help 1 million poor people living in rural Latin America improve their lives. The dollar-for-dollar match is backed by Florida philanthropist David Russell and his wife, Susan. Launched in 2011, with significant support from Dallas-based Chiapas International, the Last Mile Campaign focuses on giving...

2014-02-11 12:21:34

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the aim of achieving long-lasting improvements in the areas of education, clean water and strengthening women, the H&M Conscious Foundation will support UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE. These three separate global programs for change will start from February 2014 and they will receive a total of SEK 180 million (approx 27.9 million USD) over a three-year period. The global programs with UNICEF, WaterAid and CARE aim to drive change within...

2014-02-04 08:41:28

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zidisha has launched its global direct microlending platform at the legendary tech startup incubator Y Combinator. Dubbed an "eBay for microlending", Zidisha is the first online P2P lending platform to link individual lenders and borrowers directly across international borders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140204/NE57723LOGO) A United States nonprofit organization, Zidisha lets ordinary web users make microloans to...

2014-02-03 04:20:46

BAODING, China, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") manufacturer, known as "Yingli Solar", today announced that the Company and SolarAid have lit up Mayukwayukwa High School in Kaoma, Zambia by installing a solar PV system on the newly built UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) School. Thanks to the contributions of...

2014-01-31 23:34:42

No More Poverty, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is reaching out help meet the needs of the people living in Amalfi in the South America country of Colombia. Last month, No More Poverty purchased Christmas gifts for more than 100 of Amalfi’s needy children and in June 2014, the charity’s medical mission team will travel to Colombia to minister to the people’s medical needs. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Omidi brothers, through their charity No More Poverty, responded...

2014-01-31 16:25:26

Team specializes in technical capabilities focused on modernization. ROCKLAND, Mass., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a contract to Octo Consulting Group (Octo) to provide a wide range of technical services related to the Design, Modernization, and Enhancement of USAID's IT Systems and Infrastructure. Elevate Technology Solutions (Elevate) was awarded a subcontract by Octo to provide technical engineering and...

2014-01-28 23:04:38

Octo expands significant national security presence by supporting Office of Chief Information Officer McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Octo Consulting Group, a provider of technology and management consulting services that enable the federal government to be more agile, cost-effective and efficient, was awarded two contracts worth up to $29 million by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide management consulting and systems architecture and engineering services...

2014-01-27 16:20:55

A Nonprofit Building the Skills of Social Sector Organizations and Leaders ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Counterpart International, a leader in global development of the social sector, celebrates its 49th anniversary today. For the last five decades, Counterpart International has partnered with community organizations and leaders around the world to build inclusive and resilient communities - showing immediate and powerful social and economic results. (Logo:...