Chas and Marco Salmen are the founders of Organic Health Response, or OHR. Started in 2008, OHR represents the vision of Kenyan organic farmers, teachers and health workers on Mfangano Island in Kenya’s Lake Victoria.
Today on Global Activism, we feature the Organic Health Response (OHR), a multi-faceted organization that serves Kenya’s Suba community on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria. The isolated population of 20,000 has one of the highest rates of HIV prevalence in the world.
The world lost a remarkable person when Wangari Maathai, 71, died of ovarian cancer on Sunday. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, an effort to reforest her native Kenya by paying poor women to plant trees. In 2004, she became the first African woman in history to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
At “Classic Group” factories in Jordan, scores of young women from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been brutalized and repeatedly raped while sewing clothing for giant retailers including Wal-Mart, Hanes, Target, Sears and Land’s End. All of these sweatshop goods enter the U.S.
More than one million people live in Nairobi's squatter community of Kibera, including 30,000 orphans of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. On today's Global Activism segment, we talk with Father Terry Charlton, co-founder of St.