Andrew Blossom

Hope for Her Daughters: Rekha’s Story

“Hope for Her Daughters” tells the story of Rekha, who was married at 12 and had her first child at 13. She earns her living by sorting out recyclables from garbage, a difficult and sometimes dangerous job that’s fallen to extremely low-income families in India. Rekha presumed her daughters would have no choice but to follow the same path–until she got involved with Kashtakari Panchayat, an AJWS grantee.

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Khushi Prajapati

On the Road: Khushi’s Story

As a teenager, Khushi Prajapati worried for her future. Her family had lost everything. Forced to move to a Delhi slum, she worked long hours as a maid, but the family could barely make ends meet. If she didn’t figure out a plan for her future, Khushi faced the likely prospect of an unwanted, early …Read More

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Ruth Messinger, President of American Jewish World Service, to Join World Bank CEO Jim Yong Kim at Religion & Sustainable Development Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY International and Faith-Based Leaders to Discuss Building Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty Messinger Also To Join Panel on Religion and International Development Washington, DC—Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), America’s leading Jewish international development and human rights organization, will moderate the “Public Sector Leadership Perspectives” panel featuring World Bank CEO …Read More

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Protecting Land for Nicaragua’s Indigenous Communities

In 1996, Nicaragua issued permission for a corporation to cut trees on land owned collectively by an indigenous community known as the Awas Tingni, without the consent of the people. The Awas Tingni, only 630 people strong, have occupied their rich and fertile land on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua for generations …

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