When a church’s high school group went on a trip to Nicaragua in the 1990s, they were “shocked” by the poverty they witnessed. To help, they began selling off their personal belongings, including literally, the clothes off their backs. The trips were the genesis of what would become the ORPHANetwork. For Global Activism, we’ll talk with executive director, Dick Anderson and Travis Simone, one of those original high-schoolers whose life was changed in Nicaragua.
All this week, we’ve been talking about goals Mayor Rahm Emanuel set for himself in his first term. On Thursday, we talk about the Mayor’s promises of a more open and transparent government. Are you getting all the information you need to know how the city runs?
Global Activist and policy graduate, Tricia Martinez founded “Basic Transfer” to realize her vision to utilize technology for basic cash transfers, lifting women and their children out of extreme poverty. She's back from Uganda and will share how the trip changed her mission and goals, even down to her group’s new name, “Shift”.