AsiaGrassroots Leadership

Self-help Groups: A Key to Community Organizing and Agency

By Yeshica Weerasekera, Thousand Currents’ former Director of Program Partnerships Following the Agroecology Learning Exchange in Jelu-Gagari, we visited our partner Sahyog Sansthan in southern Rajasthan (India). Pivotal to Sahyog’s work is organizing groups…

August 16, 2013

AsiaFood Sovereignty

First Regional Agroecology Learning Exchange, India

By Rajiv Khanna, Thousand Currents Director of Philanthropic Partnerships From April 23 to 25, 2013 participants from seven different organizations in the US, Nepal and India gathered in the searing heat of…

June 05, 2013

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

Strength to Face the Future

When Gladys Nikelo discovered she was HIV-positive in 1999, she was 15-years old. Needing support, she turned to her family. They turned their back on her. Initially, Gladys kept her HIV status…

May 20, 2013

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Mobilizing for Lasting Change

In 1998, Doña María Juárez lost her home in Guatemala City to a landslide caused by Hurricane Mitch. In an instant, everything she had was gone: the open-air market where she sold household…

June 20, 2012

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

I Am An Indigenous Woman

Today thousands of events around the world will be held to celebrate women as part of International Women’s Day. In honor of the upcoming festivities Thousand Currents wanted to…

May 12, 2012

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

“I wish to learn more so that I can then teach others.”

A Visit with Positive Women’s Network in South Africa By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents’ Regional Director, Latin America  Today I visited IDEX’s* longest partner in South Africa, Positive…

November 30, 2011

Alternative EconomiesLatin America

My Visit With The Amazing Women of Ñepi Behña

Paula Vlamings, a former Thousand Currents Board Member, wrote this blog when she returned from a memorable and inspiring partner visit with the women of  Ñepi Behña  (Women of Dignity), one of Thousand Currents’ partners…

November 10, 2011

Alternative EconomiesLatin America

Why Invest in Women?

The following was written by Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents’ current Regional Director for Latin America and former Program Manager of Grassroots Alliances, after her site visit to Mexico. I’ve just returned from…

October 25, 2011

Climate JusticeLatin America

Meet Elvira Sanchez

Elvira Sanchez Toscano helped to found Institute for Overcoming Urban Poverty (ISMUGUA) over a decade ago with community groups in the urban shantytowns of Guatemala City. Through ISMUGUA, Elvira has helped develop…

August 11, 2011

Our Community

The Fuel to Do More: A Donor’s Perspective

By Ravi Agarwal, as told to Deborah Goldberg, Independent Consultant and former Thousand Currents Communications Manager Traveling and volunteering have always been important parts of my life, and I had wanted to…

July 26, 2011