Kiva are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect 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. Since Kiva was founded in 2005:
- 600,463 Kiva lenders
- $230 million in loans
- 98.80% Repayment rate
WorldBlu is a global network of organizations committed to practicing freedom and democracy in the workplace.
Our purpose is to unleash human potential and inspire freedom by championing the growth of democratic organizations worldwide.
Peacemakers Incorporated has members in 45 countries and in 37 states in the USA. Their mission is to create paths of peace by example and positive action, both locally and globally, through encouragement, communication, education and friendship.
Peacemakers Incorporated, a non-profit, organization was founded in 1987 to sponsor international women’s conferences on peace.
Between conferences, Peacemakers Incorporated supports a variety of peacemaking efforts, both locally and globally. In 1991, Peacemakers Incorporated produced a recording of lullabies from around the world. Proceeds exceeding $13,000 from the “Lullabies for Peace” sales were distributed to women and children in conflict areas of former Yugoslavia, El Salvador, Haiti, Rwanda and Bosnia.
Hunter Medical Research Institute
Established in 1998, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is a unique partnership between Hunter New England Health, the University of Newcastle and the community. The Hunter Region has had a strong export tradition in industrial products and agriculture. However it is increasingly recognised internationally for its strength in health and medical research, education and training. The establishment of HMRI is a unique opportunity to capitalise on the region’s strategic advantage in health and medical research and biotechnology. HMRI has several strategic advantages for health and medical research. The population of the region is stable and well characterised, with a mixture of ages, socio-economic status and urban/rural location that makes it a microcosm of Australia and ideal for population based studies. In addition, there is a strong technical, research and education base combined with a tradition of multidisciplinary research.
Hunter Women’s Centre
The Hunter Women’s Centre is a non-government, not for profit, community based organisation which provides services to improve the health and wellbeing of the women of the Hunter, Newcastle, Australia.
The Centre is run by women for women, has been operating for over 30 years and prioritises services to women who are marginalised, experiencing disadvantage or having difficulty in accessing services elsewhere. Staff at the Hunter Women’s Centre are experienced and qualified and work from a holistic perspective which considers all aspects of a woman’s health and wellbeing. Hunter Women’s Centre is funded by NSW Health via the Hunter New England Area Health Service. The Centre is a member of Women’s Health NSW, the peak body for non-government women’s health services.
Services avaliable include information and referral, counselling, casework, therapeutic and support groups, workshops, advocacy, outreach and community education. Also available at the centre is free legal advice and information and a number of complimentary health therapies and activities.
The Professional Woman Network is an international training organization designed to assist individuals in starting a consulting and seminar business. PWN is dedicated to providing seminars, workshops, and certifications regarding the empowerment of women and youth.
Chiapas International is a non-profit organization that provides funds to help break the cycle of poverty in Latin America. These loans provide seed capital to women to start self-sustaining businesses in their local communities. Chiapas International has helped more than 47,000 women and their families take the first step out of poverty. Chiapas International, formerly known as The Chiapas Project, was founded in 2003 by Dallas real estate developer Lucy Billingsley, and is led by corporate and civic leaders. The organization has raised over $4 million since its inception.