Investing in Families to Escape Poverty

Investing in Families to Escape Poverty

That when I was struggling with poverty, if my mom was given a hundred dollars, somehow she was gonna blow it. The problem with a social sector in general which are being created every day by people experiencing those problems. The alternative is pretty simple. And put the money in the hands of people who […]

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From Poverty to Opportunity

From Poverty to Opportunity

Poverty has many causes But what keeps people in poverty is unequal access to basic services and opportunities like clean water affordable energy and income and employment Too often, communities don’t have access to water and sanitation women and children spend hours every day gathering fuel for energy and farmers can’t get the right prices […]

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WHY POVERTY? Finding Josephine (multi-language version)

WHY POVERTY? Finding Josephine (multi-language version)

I was waiting for you with this Dear Miss Hermann, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you as our newest sponsor and to introduce you to Josephine from Uganda! For the past two years my wife and I have been sending £12 a month to a little girl in Uganda. She’s very pretty isn’t […]

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How Design Can Help Fight Poverty: Paul Pholeros at TEDxSydney

How Design Can Help Fight Poverty: Paul Pholeros at TEDxSydney

Translator: TED Translators admin Reviewer: Ivana Korom The idea of eliminating poverty is a great goal. I don’t think anyone in this room would disagree. What worries me, just a little, is when politicians with money and charismatic rock stars – (Laughter) use the words, ” … it all just sounds so, so simple.” Now, […]

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Why Are We Criminalizing Poverty?

Why Are We Criminalizing Poverty?

THE ACLU IN NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS RELEASED A REPORT SHOWING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT GET IMPRISONED BECAUSE THEY ARE POOR, AND UNABLE TO PAY FOR CITATIONS. LET’S SAY THAT THEY ARE GUILTY OF A MOVING VIOLATION, LIKE SPEEDING, OR RUNNING THROUGH A STOP SIGN, THEY WILL GET A TICKET THAT COULD BE WORTH HUNDREDS […]

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