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.

Posts tagged "Heidi M"

Imagine being a child trying to concentrate in school but you are unable to because you suffer from a NTD (neglected tropical disease). NTDs are transmitted by way of worms and insect bites and can cause a variety of horrific complications including loss of eyesight and swollen limbs that become unable to use. Children and adults alike worldwide are suffering from NTDs daily. In fact, “one in six in the world, including half a billion children, suffer from neglected tropical diseases” ( Contracting one of these NTDs can be as simple as performing a daily task such as swimming or even doing laundry. (via Help End7 Take Action To End 7 Diseases By 2020 #GlobalTeamof200 | Textbook Mommy)

When it comes to the needs of growing children, research shows that a nutritious diet is crucial in providing a child with the fundamental basics they need to be able to effectively learn and concentrate to the best of their abilities in the classroom. (via The Importance of Good Nutrition for Healthy Kids and a Gr8 Recipe! #Gr8Recipes #SavetheChildren | Textbook Mommy)


Did you know that nearly 3 million newborns die each year and and that 2.6 million are stillborn? ( With education and opening up a platform for a global discussion such as the Global Newborn Health Conference, we can reduce these statistics. (via Get Involved - Global Newborn Health Conference 2013 | Textbook Mommy)


March 22, 2013 is World Water Day. It’s a day to examine water issues worldwide and to see what can be done to bring about change. This day was established by the United Nations and it helps to bring awareness to the fact that so many people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation. In fact, roughly 783 million people are affected worldwide. (via Ways You Can Get Involved With World Water Day 2013 | Textbook Mommy)

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The way this works is simple! For every mile you log walking or running on the Charity Miles app {which can be easily downloaded to your smart phone device} 25 cents will be donated to charity. For every mile you log biking, 10 cents will be donated. Doing something healthy for yourself never paid off so big! Spread the word and download the Charity Miles app and start logging those miles! It’s all for social good :) (via Join Charity Miles and the UN Foundation and Team Up to Raise $10K | Textbook Mommy)

Right now Kaboom wants to get everyone excited about play with their current giveaway going on right now! All you have to do is share a photo of a playground you love and you will be entered to win some fantastic prizes. Three grand prize winners will each receive a set of 2 Buddy Bounce Balls and five runners up will receive a copy of the book “Go Out And Play!: Favorite Outdoor Games From Kaboom! (via Celebrate Playgrounds With Kaboom! | Textbook Mommy)

Water is an essential tool in our everyday lives. We use it for drinking, bathing, and for sanitation. According to WaterAid, 11% of the world’s population lacks access to clean water. 700,000 children die each year due to water related diseases from a lack of proper sanitation. Not having access to clean drinking water impacts a person’s health, which then in turn adds to incurring health care costs and loss of time interrupting jobs and education. (via Help WaterAid Provide Safe Drinking Water And Sanitation | Textbook Mommy)

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is when children, woman, and men are forced to perform duties such as prostitution, sex tourism, domestic servitude, factory work, migrant farming, and other tasks. At any given time around the world, 3 out of 1,000 people are trapped in forced labor ( What you may not realize is that human trafficking is very alive here in our own backyard - America, and reported in all 50 states. Prostitution controlled by pimps is just one of the forms of human trafficking going on in America. (via January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month | Textbook Mommy)

In developing countries around the world, women and girls are missing crucial days of school and work because they lack the access to affordable maxi pads. The current options for these women are both pricey and some ineffective. Imported pads cost more than a day’s wage, and their other alternatives are ineffective such as cloth rags, mud, and tree bark. SHE has developed both a cost effective and eco-friendly menstrual pad that works. These pads are a much more affordable option priced at 5 cents/pad. (via How SHE (Sustainable Health Enterprises) Is Working To Help Women | Textbook Mommy)

Please help me in spreading the word about Maternity Worldwide, because no mother should die giving birth. Each of the sponsored options listed above come with an option to personalize your gift, so if you have someone left on your holiday list to buy for then consider buying a safe birth or emergency cesarean in their name! The maternal mortality ratio is 240 per 100,000 births in developing countries, compared to only 16 in developed countries. Your donation will help to save more mothers worldwide. Please consider retweeting or sharing this post on your social media to help spread the word! (via Preventing Maternal Mortality With Maternity Worldwide | Textbook Mommy)

With these handmade products also comes a personal story. Consumers get to know the artist and her cause. 1000 Shillings also gives these women the resources to succeed, pairing them with business mentors that help them learn and grow their businesses each step of the way! (via 1000 Shillings Helps Women Artisans Worldwide | Textbook Mommy)