The Difference Between Giving Charity and Empowering People

By Todd May, professor of philosophy at Clemson University, and the author of the book, A Significant Life. In this article, Mr May gives us his take on how to make global development projects successful. “There’s a huge difference between giving people charity and empowering people with the tools they need to change their lives. […]

Who Will Act on Behalf of the Rohingya People of Myanmar?

By Arlan Fuller, research associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and executive director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Over the past three months, the Myanmar military has led a violent campaign targeting the Rohingya people in Rakhine State and currently shows no signs of relenting. In early […]

Fighting Poverty with Multidimensional Plans: A Summary of the 2016 Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean

FXB is currently working in Colombia, fighting poverty through its community development programs “FXBVillage”. UNDP has recently released the 2016 Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean, which focuses on the need for multidimensional plans in order to combat poverty and improve quality of life in the region. FXB strongly believes in such multidimensional plan that will […]

Trafficked workers in India band together in hope of breaking ugly cycle

India is home to 18.3 million modern slaves – or 40 percent of the world’s total of 45.8 million – according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index from the Walk Free Foundation. Hundreds of thousands of them work in brick kilns here in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, in dangerous and squalid conditions.” Modern slavery – […]

FXB Study Reveals Deficiencies in Rehabilitation of Child Labourers in India

Despite increased awareness on child trafficking, there are “startling inconsistencies” between the policy commitments and on-the-ground realities for rehabilitation of child labourers across the three northern Indian States of Rajasthan, Bihar and Delhi, says a new study conducted by  the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. The study, released end of July covered the […]

December 2015 – FXB Newsletter

FXB’s last Newsletter of 2015 is available here. This month’s newsletter covers FXB’s work with StrongMinds, an NGO that treats depression on a large scale in Uganda.

FXB founder bucks the microcredit trend – Albina du Boisrouvray Interview for Devex

Albina du Boisrouvray, founder of the FXB Foundation, has a Muhammad Yunus story. When the countess, global philanthropist and social entrepreneur began to think about the shape her philanthropic contributions should take, most people advised her to go with the flow and deliver microcredit. “The trend … was, give a small business through microcredit … […]

“Health Is Not Alone” – Albina du Boisrouvray

FXB Founder, Albina du Boisrouvray, wrote a moving essay in the book “To Save Humanity: What Matters Most for a Health Future” co-authored by Julio Frenk and Steven Hoffman. The title of her essay is “Health Is Not Alone” and here are the most powerful quotes: “Poverty is not a simple lack of money; it […]

FXB India by Caroline Amiguet

India: Colors, food, smiles, beauty, souls, contrasts and so much more. My husband and I just returned from India (Bangalore, Delhi, and Agra) and I feel eager to share with you our trip, but first let me tell you about one of the highlights of our voyage. We were fortunate to see 2 of the […]

Worrisome situation in Burundi and first-hand accounts from two FXB participants

Since 26 April 2015, Burundi has been in an extremely intense situation following the decision by the CNDD-FDD ruling party to present President Pierre Nkurunziza as a candidate for the 2015 presidential elections. Pierre Nkurunziza is standing for a third term and this candidacy is contested by political opposition parties, political coalitions and civil society […]