Category Archives: Poverty Eradication & Alleviation

What is poverty, really?

This story was first published in Anthropelago Blog, where the author, Max Hasan, who was on a short stint in Jakarta, Indonesia, working with Habitat for Humanity, pondered the question of “what really defines poverty?“. I felt it was appropriate … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On redefining poverty

If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. ~ C.K. Prahalad Inspiration: Frangia … Continue reading

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Hear out children speak their voices… it’s their planet we’re borrowing…!

Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki, speaking for ECO, The Environmental Children Organization. We’re a group of 12 and 13 year olds trying to make a difference. Vanessa Suttie, Morgan Geisler, Michelle Quigg, and me. We’ve raised all the money to come … Continue reading

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Facts & Figs | On poverty alleviation ~ because they speak louder than words.

When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. She’ll be 3 times less likely to get HIV/AIDS, earn 25% more income and have a smaller, healthier family. ~ Ann Cotton, CAMFED Founder, organization that empowers African women through education

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Quote of the Day | On grassroots innovation in poverty alleviation

A simple bicycle, even a wooden one can help break the poverty trap. Many Africans spend up to 4 hrs each day walking and 1/4 of their income on transport. ~ Project Rwanda Cargo Bikes

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Alleviating poverty through the humble bicycle

By Dian Hasan | October 6, 2010 Conceptual design is one thing, but conceptual implementation is another. In a world filled with high-end concept bikes, it’s nice to see someone designing an implementation method to help countries in need. WorldBike … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day | On alleviating poverty through transportation solutions

By Dian Hasan | October 6, 2010 Over a billion people worldwide lack adequate access to transport. Most live in rural areas cut off from markets, clinics and schools. ~ World Bike The most common way to get from point … Continue reading

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