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Can Slum Tourism Be Done Right? Eric Weiner Says Yes.

With the success of the Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire, “slum tourism” is on the rise. This type of travel, sometimes referred to as “poorism,” guides tourists through the slums of cities in India, Africa, and Mexico, among other destinations. These … Continue reading

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Why We Need Micro Loans Instead Of Slum Tourism

Recent articles by the BBC, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The Smithsonian Magazine, and others have discussed various aspects of “slum tourism.” This phenomenon, which began in Rio de Janeiro around 1992 and has now been popularized in Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Johannesburg, … Continue reading

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Pratham ~ helping educate India, one impoverished child at a time

Pratham USA was started in 1994 by UNICEF, with the goal to educate the children of India in the areas of reading writing and basic math. Based on the principal that children who attend school make more productive members of … Continue reading

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