Aid and Development

UW Bothell student Jozlyn Pelk will travel to a country of her choice as part of the Seattle Ambassador program. (Photo courtesy Seattle International Foundation)

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If you had the opportunity to travel to any country in the world to help people living in poverty, where would you go? This is...

A Pangea Giving member meets with a community organization in Burma. (Photo courtesy Pangea)

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Many Seattleites are inspired to do good overseas. But making a real impact means recognizing your limitations and identifying potential partners whose work you...

A discarded can of US food aid in Ethiopia. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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President Obama’s food-aid reform proposals sound like a common sense way to feed more of the world's poor. But from farms, to ports, to...

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Karen Story went to Guatemala to find out more about her adopted niece and nephew's background. What she found was a cadre of NGO's...

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Want to donate your old computer to the developing world? Many recipient countries are saying 'thanks but no thanks'. So you just bought a new...

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In a little over a year, Mali has gone from a tourist destination to the newest front in the War on Terror. A former...

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Wednesday's GiveBIG fund drive is a great opportunity to support local global health nonprofits with small budgets and low profiles. Seattle is well-known for having...

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Motivated by her own complicated pregnancy, Heidi Breeze-Harris founded One by One, a Seattle-based organization working to wipe out obstetric fistula in Africa. When Heidi...

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Seven years after I met her in the red light district of Kolkata, the founder of New Light, a shelter for the children of...

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Global health gets a lot of attention in Seattle. But sometimes Hollywood wants a piece of the action too. Film is an emotionally powerful medium....

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The philanthropic spirit is strong in Seattle. So what makes a young social entrepreneur from our region tick? Katlin Jackson was just 26 when she went...

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Until last month, one of the last historic farming neighborhoods of Lima, Peru stood here. This photo story shows us the complicated results of...

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In the third installment of Slum Rising, Seattle journalist Abby Higgins explores the promising and controversial housing solutions in Kenya's largest slum. 

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The polio-fighting, clean water advocating, girls' rights empowered youth of "The Revolutionary Optimists" shatters everything we thought we knew about creating change.  When Seattle-bred filmmakers...

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Urban slums may seem like a distant problem only facing poor countries. But Seattle has a history of informal settlements all its own. Tent cities...

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For millions of women and girls in poor countries, collecting water for their families each day is not just a chore—it's a symbol of...

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As if high school isn’t awkward enough, I’m sitting among tittering teenagers in Chief Sealth’s auditorium listening to a man yell about poop. Today is...

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Meeting local children is often a memorable part of a visit to the developing world. But the line between helping and hurting can be...

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Slum Rising is our new three-part series exploring the economically complex and culturally rich life in the world's urban slums.

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The same diseases that are the top killers in the US are now the leading causes of death worldwide as well. So is it a...

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International Women's Day is holiday that usually gets ignored. So it makes a great moment to reflect on a widely ignored issue: women in...