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Opportunity International

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By providing financial solutions, support and training, we empower people living in poverty to build sustainable incomes, educate their children and escape generational poverty.
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HELEN KELLER INTERNATIONAL: Tuning in to Healthy Habits
Addressing causes together + supporting effective charities = endless impact around the world. I gave you the answer right away when I should have made you wait for it, but it’s Give Global month here at Global Impact and I’m excited. We’re celebrating the work of our charities across all of our 11 cause areas and thinking about how these areas connect and build on one another. For example, when you love supporting the environment, you learn to think about how social justice, hunger and economic development come into play. It makes telling the story complicated, but we’ve got our…

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Luz is a single mother of six children in Colombia. Luz is a survivor of domestic violence. Every day she lives with the fear that drugs, crime and violence will impact her and her children. Luz used to be married to a man that was affiliated to the guerillas until he was killed a few years ago. After her husband died, she fled to Bogota with her six children. She lives in the area of Cazuca, a community that largely consists of other internally displaced people that flock to the cities looking for safety because the countryside is a very violent place in Colombia right now. Luz never finished elementary school. She earns a living digging through garbage. Every night she leaves her home, leaving her children in the care of a neighbor or a friend, and she goes to rummage through garbage around the city looking for plastic, glass,…