Aid and Development

Ethiopian women fill up jugs at a water point constructed by a Seattle-based NGO. (Photo courtesy Water 1st International)

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SPONSOR POST If your holiday spirit is more about giving than consuming, today is a perfect day to help local charities have a positive global...

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After seeing the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf, relief work in the Philippines will be anything but a quick fix.  I confess that...

The Mona Foundation, which raises funds to support international education projects, such as the Association for the Cohesive Development of the Amazon (ADCAM) in Brazil, is one of hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized charities in the U.S. not rated by Charity Navigator. (Photo courtesy The Mona Foundation)

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Many Northwest-based global nonprofits are frustrated that they are too small to get reviewed and vetted by the influential Charity Navigator. When you make a...

Jozlyn Pelk in Guatemala (Photo by Gloria Mayne / The Seattle International Foundation)

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For Jozlyn Pelk, the first Seattle Ambassador Program honoree, it took leaving the country for the first time to discover the vast opportunities to...

Children who live on Rusinga Island in western Kenya. (Photo by Jason Koenig)

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In Africa, and around the globe, we’re losing our young men to militancy and extremism. The Al-Shabaab terror attack on Westgate Mall last week was...