A Blogging Windows blog post titled Helping People Around the World With Our Technology, starts off with this explanation:
Our friends over at Microsoft Citizenship have numerous programs running worldwide designed to help create social and economic opportunities for people and businesses (such as nonprofit organizations) through the use of Microsoft technologies. To help tell stories of success and impact from these programs, they have created the Local Impact Map (LIM). LIM is an interactive map of the world that lets you choose different regions to see stories.
Check it out, and click around the Local Impact Map for compelling stories of how technology is making lives better all over the world.