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Climate & Poverty: How Do We Respond?

Climate & Poverty: How Do We Respond?

The mission of One Day’s Wages is to alleviate extreme poverty. While we can truly celebrate all the progress that has been made over the years, there is a looming threat to that progress: climate change.  The World Bank estimates that another 100 million people could...

It’s Time We Rethink Orphan Care

It’s Time We Rethink Orphan Care

Orphanages are often serving as a stopgap for families who are struggling in poverty. In Uganda, Harriet lives with her two daughters but struggles to provide for them. With no choice but to leave her abusive husband, Harriet did not have the means to provide food,...

Global Hunger: Toward an Integrated Response

Global Hunger: Toward an Integrated Response

The world has made a lot of progress toward reducing global hunger over the last century.  Still, around 735 million people experienced hunger in 2022, and the numbers grew over the last few years due to conflict, climate change and COVID (FAO 2023). To work toward...

Tanzania Trip Reflection

Tanzania Trip Reflection

Hello everyone! My name is Micah and I am the Operations and Projects Coordinator here at One Day's Wages. After getting the chance to go on a partner visit with my colleague Daphne, One Day's Wages' Grants Director, to Tanzania, I wanted to share my highlights and...

Investing in Education: An Interview with Theopista Seuya

Investing in Education: An Interview with Theopista Seuya

Theopista Seuya is the Asante Africa Foundation Country Director for Tanzania.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and International Development from the University of Bristol, and previously served as a teacher, head of school, and university lecturer. ...

Celebrating 300 Grants!

Celebrating 300 Grants!

One Day’s Wages began in 2009 with one small grant: $5,000 to help 200 displaced Burmese students attend school.  This August, we reached the significant milestone of awarding our 300th grant!  This most recent grant will build the capacity of 225 midwives to...

Kienyeji: The Case for Locally-Made Products

Kienyeji: The Case for Locally-Made Products

Kienyeji: The Case for Locally-Made Products By John Kavyavu John Kavyavu is the Founder and Director of Maarifa, a project of Mavuno.  Mavuno’s mission is to alleviate extreme poverty in rural areas of North Kivu and Ituri provinces in eastern Democratic Republic of...

Climate Justice is Gender Justice

Climate Justice is Gender Justice

We’re pleased to introduce you to one of our ODW partners, Marc Romyr Antoine.  Marc is the Vice President of International Programs at Tearfund USA, and formerly served as Tearfund’s Country Director for Haiti.  Marc is also a Pastor and social justice advocate,...

How do Identification Cards Empower People in Poverty?

How do Identification Cards Empower People in Poverty?

According to the World Bank, roughly 1.7 billion people do not have access to a bank account, almost all of which live in the global south. The most underrepresented groups in the financial world are often women and under-educated individuals as well as the poorest...

How COVID-19 Impacts Other Diseases

How COVID-19 Impacts Other Diseases

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained many parts of people’s lives. One impact we’re highlighting this month is the number of people infected by preventable diseases. Infections such as measles, pneumonia, polio, and the flu can be fatal, but are easily preventable...

Why is Half of the Global Refugee Population Children?

Why is Half of the Global Refugee Population Children?

According to the United Nations (UN), there are currently 26 million refugees worldwide. These individuals have to leave their home countries in the face of unimaginable war, political violence, and persecution. Within this growing group of refugees, nearly half, 13...

5 Free Ways To Support Nonprofits

5 Free Ways To Support Nonprofits

Nonprofits not only run off of donations, we work better when everyone can contribute to the cause. Here are five ways that you can give without having to spend a dime.   1. SPREAD THE WORD The simplest way to support us is to amplify our cause! This could be...

Grassroots Change for Climate Action

Grassroots Change for Climate Action

Why Grassroots Change Matters Climate change can be a daunting problem to think about. After all, it is a global issue. The good news, however, is that there are numerous people who have been at the forefront of change in their communities for a long time. One such...

COVID-19, Climate Change and The Vulnerable

COVID-19, Climate Change and The Vulnerable

With COVID-19 spreading rapidly across the world, areas with high poverty rates, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, are extremely vulnerable because many living in these regions have already been negatively impacted by effects from climate...

Forgotten Diseases in the Time of COVID-19

Forgotten Diseases in the Time of COVID-19

World immunization week is April 24th through the 30th this year. We want to highlight the important prevention work that still needs to go on, but is often disrupted, in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization is taking this time to promote...

Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Dear ODW Supporters, First and foremost, we at One Day’s Wages hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. I know that many of us are feeling the strain and disruption that COVID-19 has had on our daily lives. I have been feeling particularly worn down by...

Where Are They Now? Pt. III

Where Are They Now? Pt. III

Interning with ODW ODW interns play a crucial role in supporting and partnering with our Operations Team to do the work we do.  We love that they embody the passion for global development that’s at the heart of this movement, and bring their own skills and experiences...

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