Global Issues Local Solutions

Two San Diego-based charitable organizations are working in different areas to help find solutions to global problems. 

ConnectMed focuses its efforts in the area of healthcare, working to make quality care accessible to people in under-served areas in Mexico, Malawi through partnerships in those communities. In the first segment of this program, KOGO interviews Rita Abbati Albert, Executive Director and Founding Member of ConnectMed. 

Women's Empowerment International works to empower women to take control of their future. It provides small loans that allow women to start a business to provide for their family and in turn boost the community.  Paige Bradley Frost, Executive Director of Women's Empowerment International explains the mission of the group to help women both locally and abroad, improve their lives.