Two interesting resources:
Our Central PA Conference Mission Coordinator, Ken Mengel, is bicycling across the USA to raise funds for bed nets to prevent malaria. It is part of the Nothing but Nets campaign supported by The United Methodist Church, the NBA, Major League Soccer, and other organizations. Check out his blog, including pics.
Kiva is a non-profit that specializes in providing micro-finance loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world. (They have also recently partnered with micro-finance providers in the USA as well.) It is a wonderful organization. Check out a recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review or Robin and my Kiva lender page.