Meet Happiness

One of the most detrimental barriers to people receiving critical eye care is fear of the unknown. People living in rural areas, particularly in low-income cou... Read more >

Community Health Workers Nearly Doubled Lives Saved in 2020

In 2020, Living Goods-supported community health workers (CHWs) saved an estimated 17,000 – 19,000 lives, nearly doubling 2019 results. Families increasingly turned to CHWs for health care during the COVID-19 pandemic due to increased difficulties and fears around visiting facilities and Living Goods removing key barriers to ensure health service continuity. In Kenya, Consolata gave birth to premature twins right before the pandemic. Now, they are 14 months old and healthy thanks to the support... Read more >

Philanthropy Can Stop Preventable Blindness That's Costing Billions

Seven years is a long time to wait. But in Kenya, for every one person who receives cataract surgery, there are 10 others who cannot. ... Read more >

Celebrating International Women’s Month

While Village Enterprise is, at its core, a poverty alleviation organization, 80% of their program participants are women and therefore they wholeheartedly celebrated International Women’s Month this March. On Sunday, March 7th, the Whole Planet Foundation hosted a virtual International Women’s Day conference featuring Winnie Auma, Village Enterprise Vice President of Programs, as a panelist. She told the story of Wanican Swazy, an entrepreneur from the Okiir Village in northern Uganda, and ... Read more >