Grassroot Soccer uses the "beautiful game" to educate South African youth about HIV/AIDS prevention. The organization's project coordinator, Nolusindiso "Titie" Plaatjie, describes her childhood in the poverty-stricken city of Port Elizabeth and how soccer gave her the drive to be who she is today.
Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, targeted violence against women in Afghanistan is back at an alarming level. Women of all ages are enduring brutal physical and sexual abuse in their own homes. A few lucky ones find their way to one of only six shelters in the country. We visited one of them.
Anshu Gupta, the founder of Goonj, a volunteer-run recycling center in New Delhi, recycles garments to provide clothes, schoolbags, sanitary napkins, and other amenities for India's poor. Anshu offers a heartfelt appeal to be mindful of the unused clothing taking space in your closet right now, and what a treasure it could be for someone in need.