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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.