Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

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WaterAid America wants you to share your Water Story – a time when you did not have access to water, or a clean bathroom. Did it happen during a natural disaster, such as a tornado, earthquake, or hurricane? When I was a child, a water main broke near my home. Besides no drinking water, we could not use the toilet or take showers. There were no bottled water back then. And using the toilet was an experience unto itself. Thank goodness my parents took care of that. Within a few days, they sent us off to family so we didn’t have to go through this disgusting and unsafe situation.
But for those in developing nations, this is what they go through every day. They can get water, but it is a feat. And mostly women and girls are the one who gather water in large, heavy containers. (via World Water Day 2014 - BrainFoggles)

Remember the Oklahoma tornadoes, Midwest blizzards, Hurricane Sandy, Wildfires in Washington and Colorado and the loss of life? You would think that would be a wake-up call, but it hasn’t been. (via State Report Cards: Protect Children During Disasters - BrainFoggles)

Opportunity International is working to change the education problem in Sub-Sahara Africa and other areas. Their campaign, Invest in One Child, works through a loan system for parents to pay to send their children to school and for schools to be opened, hire teachers and to be run well. It takes just a one $20 donation to aid Invest in One Child. About $240 donations from Opportunity International is loaned to a family for a school year for one child. $240 is the representative amount families borrow from Opportunity International to pay for a year of school for one child. Even better, “Through the contributions of two generous donors, all donations to Invest in One Child will be matched dollar for dollar up to $35,000. This match encourages others to give likewise but is not contingent on additional gifts being received.” All children deserve the opportunity of an education. I couldn’t conceive of my daughters and now my new grandson being unable to attend school, especially elementary school. Can you?

The Nutrition for Growth summit in London, held on June 8th brings together government leaders, advocacy groups to work on solutions to chronic undernourishment, especially during the first 1000 days of a child’s life. Money and donations of food are always helpful, but more can be done – providing notorious food, educating expecting mothers about breastfeeding and supplying vitamins and supplements. I implore the leaders of first world nations, especially President Obama to tackle malnutrition by increasing their funding at the summit. If the United States does so, it takes the lead and other countries are more likely to follow. (via Malnourishment Effects Intellect #GR8Recipes #SaveTheChildren - BrainFoggles)


Just turning on a faucet brings clean water into our homes. We drink it, bathe in it, cook with it, and clean with it. But, “783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water”. (WHO/UNICEF) Consider walking miles to gather water, some of it so dirty and filled with parasites that it can kill. (via Safe Water is Lacking #WorldWaterDay - BrainFoggles)

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KaBOOM! is all about kids and play. They are a nonprofit that focuses on creating playspaces for children in the United States. Their goal is to end “The Play Deficit” caused by lack of playgrounds and more screen time and less movement time. (via Kids Play with KaBOOM and Facebook Contest - BrainFoggles)

WaterAid is working to save children’s lives by providing access to clean water. They use a strategy of working with other organizations and keeping up to date on the individual needs in the various communities they serve (via Clean Water Saves Children Lives - BrainFoggles)

I first learned about ending child trafficking back in 2004 when Natalie Grant shared this disturbing issue. During a visit to India, she met a counselor (a previous sex slave) who helps women and girls who are trafficked in the sex trade. Ms. Grant was so touched that she formed a nonprofit that helps women and girls in the US and other countries. And this topic remained with me all these years. (via How to End Child Trafficking #EndTrafficking - BrainFoggles)

SHE or Sustainable Health Enterprises enable women in developing countries to work when they have their period. This is an issue that I have never considered, but without sanitary pads, girls and women miss school and work. (via SHE Enterprises Enable Women to Work - BrainFoggles)

I think back to my first pregnancy where my only worries were morning sickness and swollen feet in the last trimester. I gained weight. I and my baby were healthy. Sure, labor was tough, but the thought of dying never crossed my mind. (via Gifts That Give Back – Maternity Worldwide - BrainFoggles)

The Martha Necklace1000 Shillings features unique items that are sold in limited editions. When you buy from this site you are helping the women who make these paper bead necklaces become self-sufficient business women.

(via Charitable Gifts for Tweens and Teens - BrainFoggles)