Our Community

Is “poverty porn” making a comeback? IDEX in NPR

In NPR’s Goats & Soda blog today, Thousand Currents’ Director of Communications Jennifer Lentfer was quoted in the story, “At What Point Does A Fundraising Ad Go Too Far?”…

September 30, 2015

Food SovereigntyLatin America

Un día para celebrar el maíz en México

(In English here)  María Estela Barco Huerta en la oficina de DESMI en Chiapas México celebra el Día Nacional del Maíz el 29 de septiembre. Recientemente la…

September 30, 2015

What We Do

Why we need more mindfulness in philanthropy

This guest post by Amy Paulson originally appeared on the Global Gratitude Alliance’s blog. It’s time to shift the paradigm. We are being called to evolve together. To make way…

September 27, 2015

AfricaClimate Justice

No to fake forests! IDEX partners stage march at the UN World Forestry Congress

Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Africa Regional Director, participated in the “Real Forest Rally” in Durban, South Africa. The march was part of the Civil Society Alternative Programme 2015: People’s alternative to…

September 10, 2015

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Living in the age of drought

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents’ Regional Director, Latin America “California’s reservoirs have about a year’s worth of water left.” The news came out officially earlier this year. It was a shocking statement, but…

August 25, 2015

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

The long road to women’s empowerment in Guatemala

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director, Latin America. This post originally appeared on Medium.  Believing in your potential is not easy. Yet, sometimes it can take just one other person to…

August 21, 2015

Our Community

How Thousand Currents’ Artists-in-Residence program is making ripples in my community

By Jennifer Lentfer, Thousand Currents Director of Communications I held the “salon” in my living room on Tuesday night. Ten of my friends, many of whom didn’t know each other, came…

August 20, 2015

AsiaGrassroots Leadership

Supporting earthquake survivors: A report from ASHA Nepal

When the April 25 earthquake hit Nepal, ASHA Nepal sprang into action to respond. Donations to Thousand Currents’ Nepal Recovery and Resilience Fund enabled them to quickly assess the needs…

August 17, 2015

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Restoring the balance: Radical changes in an indigenous women’s group in Guatemala

By Milvian Aspuac, Interim Director of AFEDES, the Women’s Association for the Development of Sacatepéquez [El original en español aquí] AFEDES was founded in 1998 to address the problem of…

August 10, 2015

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Restablecer el equilibrio: Los cambios radicales en un grupo de mujeres indígenas en Guatemala

By Milvian Aspuac, Interim Director de Asociación Femenina para el Desarrollo de Sacatepéquez (AFEDES). [Read in English here.] Desde que se fundó AFEDES en 1988 se preocupaba el problema de la desnutrición…

August 10, 2015