The Borgen Project is a national organization whose headquarters are located in Seattle, USA. The advocacy group called ‘The Borgen Project’ is tackling the issues of hunger and poverty and working to put an end to them. They collaborate with United States political leaders to help them better address the global poverty crisis. The Borgen Project is highly ranked on the top charity watchdog sites. For nearly 20-years, the organization has been advocating for the world's poor and is much respected in its field.
Clint Borgen is the Founder and President of The Borgen Project, an organization working to bring U.S. political attention to global poverty. Borgen works with Congressional leaders to build support for legislation that improves conditions for people in developing nations.
Clint Borgen saw the need for a group in 1999 while serving as a young volunteer in refugee camps after the Kosovo Genocide and War. In 2003, Borgen started building the organization. The Borgen Project is a national campaign with volunteers in all 50 states of the United States and supporters across the globe. Its Board of Directors includes Congressman Adam Smith and Congressman Michael McCaul. Some legislation passed in 2021-22 are the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act and Global Food Security Reauthorization Act.
TB is a preventable and treatable disease, yet it continues to kill more people worldwide than any other infectious disease. The End Tuberculosis Now Act would increase investments in TB prevention and treatment measures while saving countless lives in developing nations like Kosovo.
‘The End Tuberculosis Now Act’ is one piece of legislation the Borgen Project supports because it sharply refocuses American efforts on TB diagnosis, prevention, and treatment tools. It specifically addresses dangerous drug-resistant TB strains and supports the most recent best practices and technological advancements in the fields of diagnosis and treatment. The bill would ensure that nations and non-governmental organizations receiving aid from USAID would stand by their commitments to eradicate TB. This refocusing of aid would supports the objective of the World Health Organization END TB Strategy, authorizes increased assistance to the Stop TB Partnership, and prioritizes building and strengthening TB programs.
By donating to the Borgen Project at https://borgenproject.org/donate/ , you can support it.
By Arundhati Sharma (D/o Vinod and Nandini Sharma)
Second-year bachelor's student at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
(An Intern in the Marketing/PR team supporting the Borgen Project).