The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation


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LECTURE PAPER: Wallet of the Poor – A Model of Sustainable Faith-Based Giving

2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Dompet Dhuafa never knew that from humble beginnings, their organization will become the largest philanthropic organization in Indonesia.  In this heartfelt lecture, they laid out the pillars of their successful programs that have collected an impressive USD 20 million and have reached out to a staggering 13 million beneficiaries.  These transformative […]

AIDFI Makes Waves

A 200-year old technology – the ram pump – was able to revitalize an impoverished community by providing it with a basic need we all take for granted: clean water.  2011 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee AIDFI has since installed their hydraulic ram pumps in 184 upland communities across the Philippines and even other countries, including Afghanistan, Nepal […]

LECTURE PAPER: Connecting Rural Nepal to the Global Village

We all know the internet’s power of making our vast world into a small global village through a click of a button.  With geography working against them, can communities in the hinterlands of Nepal connect with the rest of the world?  2007 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Community Leadership Mahabir Pun shares in this technical (but […]

PODCAST: 2011 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee-Organization AIDFI Lecture

How can an ordinary ram pump change the people’s lives? Listen to this (slightly) technical but very interesting podcast of 2011 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee-Organization Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI) on the humble ram pump, an innovative solution that the Filipino people ought to be proud of.RelatedAlternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (aidfi) (Awardee)

HARISH HANDE: Power for the People

By broadening his perspective and embracing not just technology but the socio-economic needs of the community, 2011 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Harish Hande has successfully used solar energy to empower the poorest of the poor. Over 120,000 households to be exact.RelatedHande, Harish (Awardee) Solar energy is environmentally desirable, but it is very expensive and only the […]