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.
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)
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.
Those that serve are trained in just a few weeks and supervised before they are sent out on their own. They teach proper hygiene, nutrition and family planning. They are able to diagnose and treat common illnesses. With further training, they can give immunizations and deliver babies. The financial cost of training and employing frontline health workers is minimal, but they accomplish so much – teaching healthier ways of living which prevents sickness, immunizing which prevents disease, saving the lives of mothers who are giving birth and the babies who are born. They save lives and there’s no way of putting a value on that. Nominations for The REAL Awards are taken until November 29, 2012. Winners will be announced the week of January 13, 2013. It’s time to recognize these outstanding people. (via Recognize Health Workers with the REAL Awards #TheRealAwards | BrainFoggles)
Oxfam America has planned World Food Day for October 16th. The goal is to think about where our food comes from and the work involved in growing grains, vegetables, fruits, etc. And the main focus is to remember that people are hungry worldwide.
If you need recipes for your dinner, take a look at some from Jamie Oliver, Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, and Aarti Sequiera. There are also conversation starters and discussions for your dinner so your guests can learn about Oxfam and World Food Day.