1,000+ Projects in 24 Countries

World Connect improves the lives of women and children in the developing world by empowering local leaders to drive change in their communities, impacting health, education, economic opportunity and the environment. In the process, we inspire young Americans to think and act globally and philanthropically by engaging them in our partnerships and our projects.

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World Connect launched a youth-led media company in Morocco with a $400 grant to an impressive group of young Moroccans. Learn more about what this extraordinary group of citizen journalists has accomplished and is inspiring around their country.

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Brooklyn to El Salvador

Since 2009, World Connect has partnered with schools across the country to engage youth in international development, philanthropy and service learning. Through Kids Connect, students choose a project for which they learn and teach their peers, fundraise, and connect directly with local project leaders through Skype. Since 2009, kids have raised nearly $35,000 to support … More

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40 Projects In Six Weeks

Our 40 newest projects support locally-led efforts in developing world communities, empowering women as leaders, as they tackle development challenges in their own unique ways. In Utelewe Village, Tanzania, agriculture is the primary source of income, but the lack of crop diversification limits soil health and productivity. With $2,888 from World Connect, a community group will diversify crops, improve nutrition … More