Her Trip: Overflowing Faith & Clean Water

Her Trip: Overflowing Faith & Clean Water

This was originally posted on Desiree Hartsock’s blog www.desireehartsock.com:  Guatemala is a beautiful country filled with vast and lush landscapes. The nostalgic bright colored buildings are a travelers paradise and the aura is easy to fall in love with. While the aesthetic is visually pleasing to anyone who visits, it is the people of this …

Microfinance & Empowerment

Microfinance & Empowerment

Today our intern Samantha is looking into microfinance to help us understand what it is, and how it can empower women. We hope you find this post as informative and hopeful as we did!  At one of the Model UN conferences I attended a year or so ago, I overheard someone discussing “microfinance” as a plausible solution to …

A Better Gift to Give

A Better Gift to Give

As we enter the home-stretch of this holiday season, I think it’s important that we remember to exercise restraint in our gift giving and our own wish list making. Out of the kindness and generosity of our hearts, we have this strong urge in our culture to buy lots of things for people to unwrap and …

Ethical Christmas Gifts

Ethical Christmas Gifts

To continue our ethical shopping spree, today I’m sharing some specific ideas on ethical presents you can purchase for all of the special people in your life! I hope this helps you find the perfect gift. Each item is from a different site, and remember that if the item linked isn’t quite right, be sure to look around! Happy shopping! …