Welcome to the 100 Friends Project!

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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.

A Bangladeshi Town in Human Trafficking’s Grip

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Fishermen, shopkeepers and policemen were all drawn in, as participants or observers, to a multimillion-dollar people smuggling business. SHAH PORIR DWIP, BANGLADESH — From his shop overlooking a pier on this island near... READ MORE

Rescuing Nepal’s Relics

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Since the April earthquake, teams have braved landslides and aftershocks to document the damage to Nepal’s antiquities as well as begin efforts to secure and restore them. BY Rajneesh Bhandari and Jonah M.... READ MORE