Mercy House is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by Father Jerome T. Karcher. In the last 12 months, Mercy House has helped nearly 600 individuals remain in their homes, served nearly 2,000 people at access centers, aided more than 3,600 in emergency shelter programs, transitioned more than 190 people out of temporary shelters, and facilitated permanent housing for over 400. Donate directly!
One person can make a difference and every person should try - John F Kennedy
A wealth of information is available on the internet about people doing novel, impactful things to combat global poverty. Some are helping finance new businesses and guide young entrepreneurs, others provide computer and management training courses. NO MORE POVERTY recommends the following websites as resources of helpful information.
GCFLearnFree.org® is a program of Goodwill Industries, Inc. The funds raised through the Goodwill Stores make GCFLearnFree.org possible for people all around the world! GCFLearnFree.org®creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE, GCFLearnFree.org is a worldwide leader in online education. We believe there's freedom in the ability to learn what you want, when you want, regardless of income or circumstances.
GCFLearnFree.org® is supported by the Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc. (GCF®) whose mission is "to create and provide education, employment, and life enrichment opportunities for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives".
Operation Hope - Look here for information about banking, starting a small business, taxes, healthcare costs and more.
A leader in micro-loans, Kiva connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.