Charity of the week
World Neighbors (wn.org) works across 13 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean to help people in developing nations find sustainable solutions to fight hunger and disease in their communities. The organization focuses on training and education in communities rather than providing donated food or money, in order to build self-sufficiency. In Indonesia, for instance, where generational knowledge about rain patterns is becoming unreliable thanks to climate change, the organization teaches farmers how to transition from a rice-based economy to moresustainable crops. Some 500,000 people currently benefit from World Neighbors programs in agriculture, health, and gender equity. Since its founding in 1951, the organization has served more than 26 million people in 45 countries.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■