10 Inspirational Videos About People Solving The World’s Biggest Problems

Grab a box of tissues and get ready to meet inspirational people and organizations solving the world’s biggest problems. GlobalGiving presents 10 short videos from our nonprofit partners around the globe.


    The Sweethearts Foundation

    Issue: Mobility in South Africa

    Discover how bottle caps and bread tags became a new wheelchair for Ofentse, a 17-year-old from South Africa. “The wheels are new, and it’s not shaky. I feel much more confident when I’m pushing myself,” the teen opens up in this heartwarming video. Learn more.

    Women Win Foundation

    Issue: Violence Against Women Around the World

    Every 10 minutes a woman dies from violence, and around the world, 1 in 3 women experience it, usually at the hands of someone they know. But what does it feel like to be free from violence? Women Win Foundation envisions a world without gender-based violence in this stunning animated video. The nonprofit empowers girls to become leaders through sports. Learn more.

    The Freedom Story

    Issue: Child Sex Trafficking in Thailand

    An estimated 60,000 children are involved in the Thai sex trade each year. The Freedom Story believes education is the key to preventing more children in the country from exploitation. Find out how education opens up opportunity and choice for children in Thailand in this short video. Learn more.

    Mariposa DR Foundation

    Issue: Gender Equality in the Dominican Republic

    By investing in girls, The Mariposa DR Foundation hopes to advance gender equality in the Dominican Republic and end generational poverty. The stars of this short video will convince you that, through them, anything is possible. Learn more.

    Breakthrough Trust

    Issue: Human Rights in India

    Over the infectious beat of a traditional Indian song, this video challenges cultural norms in India that value boys above girls and make girls and women vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Learn more.

    Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

    Issue: HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Uganda

    An estimated 1.2 million children in Uganda have been orphaned by AIDS, and grandmothers are struggling to raise them. Discover how the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project empowers families devastated by AIDS through education, nutrition, and other vital services. Learn more.

    Our Sansar

    Issue: Youth Homelessness in Nepal

    Food, shelter, and love are essential components of life at Our Sansar Home, a shelter for boys who lived on the streets in Nepal. Follow one boy’s miraculous recovery in this short video. Learn more.

    Mfariji Africa

    Issue: Educational Opportunities in Kenya

    Thousands of girls across Kenya don’t go to school because they don’t have sanitary pads. Mfariji Africa is determined to meet their sanitary needs and help them stay in school. Learn more.

    Opportunity International

    Issue: Extreme Poverty Around the World

    Imagine living on less than $2 a day. It’s a reality for nearly one billion people around the world. Opportunity International provides small business loans to help individuals break free from poverty. Learn more.

    Beyond Borders

    Issue: Modern-Day Slavery in Haiti

    In rural Haiti, educational opportunities are hard to find and afford. With no other options, many parents send their children away to work in exchange for an education or other opportunities. But too often, they’re exploited and trapped in domestic servitude. Thousands of children need help, according to Beyond Borders. Learn more.

Featured Banner Photo: Help Nicaraguans Climb Out of Poverty by Opportunity International

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