Tag Archives: Social Change

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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Fact, Figures, Stats… Reality

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 About 8.4 million children are trapped in slavery, trafficking, debt bondage, prostitution, pornography and other illicit activities. ~ Mechai Viravaidya (Education Philanthropist, Thailand) Source: Qi Global

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Alleviating poverty ~ clothing for one slum child at a time

By Dian Hasan | September 16, 2010 There are social climbers, and then there are social visionaires. Those who dream of making a difference in the society, giving out a helping hand to bring about social change. Sheeena Matheiken is … Continue reading

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TOMS reaches milestone of donating 1,000,000 shoes

By Dian Hasan | September 17, 2010 Following a visit to Argentina while competing on The Amazing Race, Blake Mycoskie was inspired to build a business that helped the shoeless children he met there. He launched TOMS Shoes in 2006 … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day ~ why social cause matters…

By Dian Hasan | September 12, 2010 The social workers that are in the trenches, dealing with daily suffering of the millions around the world, from our own backyards, in the urban soup kitchens, the remote villages across Sub-Saharan Africa, … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 Empowering Social Causes via Social Media [2]

By Dian Hasan | September 12, 2010 In the advent of web 2.0 technology (that’s all the Facebook, Twitter,Foursquare, and a plethora of other social media networks), it was just a matter of time when online communities started to use it to … Continue reading

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