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.
There’s poor, and then there’s ultrapoor. The ultrapoor are almost always women and largely found in Africa, South Asia and to a lesser extent, parts of Latin America. They are most often rural.... READ MORE
RAMKOT, Nepal — The earthquake shook the sprawling Buddhist nunnery near this village in the western valley of Kathmandu so violently that the nuns jumped through shattered glass windows, smashed open rattling doors... READ MORE
Hello to all supporters of the work of 100 Friends, In light of the horrendous 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal with devastating force on Saturday, killing thousands and injuring many more –... READ MORE
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