Poverty

HONY Facebook Page Raises $2 Million For Humans Of Pakistan Living In Bondage

HONY Facebook Page Raises $2 Million For Humans Of Pakistan Living In Bondage

“Humans of New York” (HONY), the popular Facebook page created by photographer Brandon Stanton, has garnered fans and support from all over the globe. Most importantly, it has humanized the human population in a way mainstream media never does, and humbly shares snippets of peoples’ lives others might relate to. In a way, it is […]

Ireland Built Its First Shipping Home Container In 3 Days To House The Homeless

Ireland Built Its First Shipping Home Container In 3 Days To House The Homeless

When initiative and collaboration combine, anything is possible.  In Ireland, a shipping container home was donated to the St. Vincent de Paul charity and will soon be used as a sanctuary to house the homeless. Designed by the Architectural firm Ceardean Architects, the project was built by a 60-person team of contractors and craftsman and […]

Amazing Great-Grandmother Feeds 200 Needy School Kids Every Day

Imagine living in a location with limited industry and scarce funds. Now, imagine an entire county largely dependent upon help from the government to ensure its families get fed. This is a reality for many who live in Gray’s Harbor County, Washington. When school is in session, most children of this ‘financially depressed’ area depend […]

Town In Spain Installs Outdoor Refrigerator To Feed Locals And Reduce Food Waste

Town In Spain Installs Outdoor Refrigerator To Feed Locals And Reduce Food Waste

Here’s an uplifting story guaranteed to restore your faith in humanity. As TrueActivist recently reported, one-third of all food produced in the world goes to waste – a travesty when 795 million people still go to bed hungry and are malnourished. One way the Basque town of Galdakao, Spain is remedying this crisis is by urging […]

If Everyone Did This, There’d Be Enough Food On The Planet For All

If Everyone Did This, There’d Be Enough Food On The Planet For All

In 2010, the United Nations released a report identifying the need for all citizens to switch to a predominantly plant-based or vegan diet. This is because large-scale agriculture is the largest devastator to the environment, and more resources are needed to produce animal products versus plant foods. And now, the UN has released another report […]

When Documenting The Homeless, This Photographer Ended Up Finding Her Estranged Father

When Documenting The Homeless, This Photographer Ended Up Finding Her Estranged Father

Sometimes in life, we lose touch with those who once held an important role in our past. Not all relationships are meant to last, and that truth was accepted long ago by photographer Diana Kim. So imagine the 30-year-old’s surprise when one day, while documenting Honolulu, Hawaii’s homeless population, she connected again with her father […]

For Their Wedding, This Turkish Couple Invited 4,000 Refugees To Celebrate With Them

For Their Wedding, This Turkish Couple Invited 4,000 Refugees To Celebrate With Them

A Turkish couple decided to start their marriage off right when they, last week, invited 4,000 Syrian refugees to celebrate with them. Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat shared their “I do’s” in Kilis province on the Syrian border, which is presently the location where thousands of refugees are fleeing conflict in the neighboring country. Hatice […]