6 Stunning Photos To Give You Hope In 2020

Amid upheaval and uncertainty, these nonprofit photos from the GlobalGiving 2020 Photo Contest remind us of all the good that’s happening in the world—and how we can help the helpers.


Check out these stunning nonprofit photos that won the GlobalGiving 2020 Photo Contest and learn more about the organizations’ critical work—from bringing online coding lessons to rural Ghana to providing Mexican families with resources to survive the COVID-19 crisis.

Grand prize winner:

Making the first moments of life the best they can be in South Africa.

A mother in a red bandana holds her newborn baby

The Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital is the only facility of its kind in South Africa, and it delivers more than 14,000 babies annually. As the hospital tries to meet the growing needs of the community, Footprints 4 Sam is modernizing its equipment and approach to give every patient the care they need to heal and live well. Learn more.

Equality category runner-up:

Designing brighter futures for Indian women, one stitch at a time.

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In Ajmer, India, young women often struggle to find long-term career opportunities, which leaves them susceptible to human trafficking and exploitation. By learning vocational skills like sewing and fashion designing through Rajasthan Samgrah Kalyan Sansthan, women who are excluded from the traditional workforce can start earning an income. Learn more.

Community category runner-up:

Paving the road to COVID-19 recovery in Mexico.

stunning nonprofit photos

As Mexico struggles to contain the deadly outbreak of COVID-19, people in low-income neighborhoods are striving to secure basic resources. The shutdown of non-essential businesses and tourism hit communities with large numbers of informal or temporary workers hardest, worsening their already uncertain economic situation. That’s why Crecemos DIJO is providing balanced meals, hygiene kits, and medical assistance to 150 impacted families. Learn more.

Development category runner-up:

Bridging the digital divide in rural Ghana.

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Most homes and schools in rural Ghana don’t have internet access, so IT lessons take place on a chalkboard rather than a computer screen. The Growgh EDU Initiative is combatting that by giving students free access to computers and the internet so they can master basic coding and IT skills and build a sustainable career. Learn more.

Youth category runner-up:

Tailoring education so that students in Afghanistan can thrive.

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In Afghanistan, a lack of resources and dedicated facilities means that 95% of children with disabilities do not have access to education. Action for Development supports the community-driven Rahyab School in Kabul, which puts children with disabilities first. Students receive basic education and vocational training from specialized teachers, most of whom are people with disabilities themselves. Learn more.

Nature category runner-up:

Connecting recovering veterans with four-legged lifelines.

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These furry pups are more than best friends for soldiers who suffer from physical and psychological wounds after returning home from deployment. Warrior Canine Connection trains dogs to mitigate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder to help veterans reintegrate into their families and communities. Learn more.

See more photos from incredible nonprofits doing important work around the world.


Featured Photo: Educate A Girl by JAAGO Foundation

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