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Coca-Cola Company to Help Poor in Africa

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Coca-Cola Company to Help Poor in Africa

Today at World Water Week in Stockholm, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) announced the Company’s support of new programs in four African countries – Kenya, Zambia, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The funding, a total of $4.6MM from The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, will support sustainable solutions to clean water [...]

Bill Gates Says Lives of the Poor Have Improved

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Bill Gates Says Lives of the Poor Have Improved

In his fifth annual letter, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights how setting clear goals and accurate measurement are key to improving the lives of poor people around the globe. “I know, it’s not the sexiest of themes, but the proof of its impact is undeniable,” Gates wrote. “The lives [...]

Bill Gates Offers Help to Poor Farmers

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Bill Gates Offers Help to Poor Farmers

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told the international agricultural community it had fallen short of delivering the help small farmers in developing countries need, when they need it. In a speech delivered at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gates asked the UN bodies responsible for fighting hunger and [...]

Singer Debbie Gibson to Help Poor Children

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Singer Debbie Gibson to Help Poor Children

Singer songwriter Debbie Gibson will appear on season five of Celebrity Apprentice, and has announced she will play for the charity Children International. Celebrity Apprentice is a reality television show where celebrities compete in weekly challenges and donate any winnings to their personal charities. Every week, the celebrity contestants will work in two teams, each [...]

Bill Gates Speaks for World’s Poor

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Bill Gates Speaks for World’s Poor

In a report about financing for development delivered today at the G20 Summit, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, urged leaders to commit to increasing the pool of resources dedicated to development or risk causing irreparable damage to the livelihoods of millions of the poorest people.  Underlying these recommendations is the [...]

Rising Food Prices Causing Hunger in Poor Countries

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Rising Food Prices Causing Hunger in Poor Countries

Rising food prices are causing poor children and families in developing countries to sink deeper into hunger and malnutrition, according to Children International, a leading U.S.-based humanitarian organization. It states that according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, 925 million people around the world go hungry each day compared to 848 million in 2007. Experts [...]

Singer Debbie Gibson Helping Poor Children

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Singer Debbie Gibson Helping Poor Children

Singer Debbie Gibson marks decades of service by returning to the Philippines to advocate on behalf of poor children with Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization. According to the Philippine National Statistical Coordination Board, one in four families lives in poverty. Gibson, who has supported Children International since 1990, visited Manila to raise awareness for [...]