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From the Desk of the Executive Director

A few days ago, we sent our 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Plan to our subscribers. Thank you to all who have taken the time to read it. If you haven't yet, please consider doing so as I think you'll find it contains interesting details about our accomplishments, challenges, and exciting future plans.

In May, there are several days that serve both as great opportunities to remind ourselves of how fortunate we are and as calls-to-action for sharing a small slice of our good fortune with those who suffer daily due to where they happened to have been be born:

For Mother's Day on May 13th, and International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23rd, consider honoring a mother in your life by donating to Fistula Foundation and helping transform the life of a woman suffering from this devastating childbirth injury or Population Services International to support women around the world in having access to family planning. For more about these and other organizations doing great work helping women in poverty, see our Women and Girls cause page.

May 28 is World Hunger Day. We have multiple charities on our list that provide crucial micronutrients to vulnerable populations, as well as organizations that run programs proven to improve food security. See our Hunger & Nutrition and Agriculture and Farming pages.

The Charity Voices articles below highlight just a few of the ways our recommended charities are improving life for the extreme poor every day. With the daily onslaught of terrible news, it is refreshing and inspiring to read of and support such positive interventions.

Do good. Feel good.

Charlie Bresler

Charity Voices

Recent news from our recommended charities

My Friend, Oprah

Kate Grant, the Director of Fistula Foundation, reflects that the organization, which has helped tens of thousands of women in Africa and Asia whose bodies have been broken by childbirth receive life-transforming surgery, likely wouldn’t exist without Oprah Winfrey.

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Why Are Kenyan Women Suffering From ‘Mwenye Syndrome’?

Population Services International (PSI) is working to counteract the “Mwenye Syndrome” – the belief that husbands “own” their wives – with family planning outreach.

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Living Goods' Audacious Project

Living Goods has been selected for The Audacious Project, a new model from TED that supports and funds big ideas for global change.

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Sudan Inaugurates Shafie Factory for Iodized Salt Production

With the help of the Iodine Global Network (IGN), Sudan, which is one of the few remaining countries in the world classified with iodine deficiency, recently opened its first new salt iodization plant.

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Jobs at One for the World

One for the World (OFTW), a university-based partner of The Life You Can Save, is still an entirely volunteer organization. However, with the success that we've seen in fundraising during the past 12 months, we have decided to start hiring full time staff to help run the organization at the national level. To that end, we are looking for a Director of Operations. 

We are seeking a passionate and highly capable candidate to lead our operations. They will report directly to the CEO and have significant exposure to the Advisory Board. Key responsibilities would include 1) chapter management, 2) marketing and communications, 3) new school expansion and 4) other operations input. 

Click here for details. The deadline for applications is midnight Eastern time, Sunday 20 May. 

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