Welcome to the 100 Friends Project!
I am Marc Gold and I started this small project over 25 years ago, in 1989. The idea is really very simple. Every year many people contribute to the project and I take the money to developing countries and look for the neediest people I can find. I then put the money to work in the most compassionate, appropriate, culturally compatible, constructive and practical manner possible. You put the donation into my hands and I put the funds directly into the hands of the needy individual or family, or a small trusted grassroots organization helping them.
MATT WAGE was a brilliant, earnest student at Princeton University, a star of the classroom and a deep thinker about his own ethical obligations to the world. His senior thesis won a prize... READ MORE
CAROL A. GIACOMO / THE NEW YORK TIMES BHESDA KHURD, India — To begin to understand the hurdles Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces in building India into an economic powerhouse and reducing extreme... READ MORE
Dear Friends and Supporters of 100 Friends. Greetings from Thailand. It seems incredible that it’s been 25 years since 100 Friends began. From the start until now, we’ve raised more than $1.3 million... READ MORE
WOMEN’S RIGHTS Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Many perpetrators of such horrific violence in Nepal go unpunished because of the limited scope and restrictive requirements of the law For Nepalese burn victim Rita Dangol,... READ MORE
Aljazeera / 101 East examines what is driving the high number of fatal road accidents in Laos and Southeast Asia. When French paramedic Sebastian Perret witnessed a fatal accident in the Laos capital, Vientiane,... READ MORE