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8 March 2016
In Rajasthan, India, the literacy rate of women stands at 53%, which falls far below the country's rate of 74%, the low literacy rate is also believed to be a likely contributor to the high rate of child brides in the...
28 February 2016
Regent Park, Canada
An ambitious plan for the 69-acre Regent Park neighborhood is disrupting entrenched notions of class, race and religion, at a time when concerns over income inequality and immigration are growing.
12 September 2015
A Ministry of Agriculture project called "Seeds of Life" grants local farmers genetically-solidified seeds in order to fight food insecurity in the country. The farmers will produce the crops and sell them back to bot...
2 September 2015
Kenya has an alarmingly high rate of maternal mortality rate and many women are afraid to give birth at the hospital for fear of being treated violently. OparanyaCare uses financial incentives to get women to seek pre...
5 July 2015
Walsenburg, Colorado, United States
Colorado causes a large decline in teen pregnancy and abortions by implementing free, long-term birth control to prevent pregnancy. While demonstrating massive success, its continuity is in the air considering the ong...
24 June 2015
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Under 800 Words
Researchers from Yale and MIT conducted a poverty study across various countries and found that aid can relieve poverty if it is comprehensive and gives people a productive asset.
17 June 2015
Under 800 Words
For years, policymakers have debated different approaches to helping the poor , but new data offers resounding evidence for a strategy that works: an approach known as a “Graduation” program. This method offers partic...
15 May 2015
Rangpur, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh
Though poverty rates are dropping worldwide, the 'ultrapoor' tend to stay where they are. BRAC works to break the poverty cycle by donating money-making assets mixed with cash and food grants.
17 April 2015
New York, New York, United States
Turnaround for Children, an organization founded to address mental health issues and their repercussions in the classroom, focuses on preparing teachers and schools to structure classroom environments in a constructiv...
22 March 2015
Minnesota, United States
Some medical conditions are costly no matter what, but many super utilizers rack up costs for avoidable reasons related to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, etc. and visit the ER to be safe for a night. A pilot p...
17 March 2015
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
Broadcast TV News
Over 15 Minutes
Harsville, South Carolina is trying to better its educational program. But first it must change the standard of living in the town to provide greater examples of success for the children to follow.
22 January 2015
In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...
5 January 2015
Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
In a pilot program in a Canadian city, the working poor were given monthly cash supplements to their income. The recipients did not stop working and were able to access opportunities to make a better living long term.
27 November 2014
In combatting poverty, a giant informal economic system has quietly emerged in Africa. Women participate in micro-finance organizations that loan money in order to allow them to create businesses and become self-manag...
6 November 2014
Los Angeles, California, United States
The minimum wage issue has been debated endlessly, with arguments both for and against its effectiveness. An increase, tested in some states and enacted in others, immeasurably betters the quality of life for low-inco...
30 October 2014
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
Mobile Action Ministries in St. Paul, Minnesota is bringing church to those who often don’t have access to it. Led by Reverand Margaret Kelly, the church brings those experiencing poverty and homelessness meals and wo...
16 September 2014
Palo Alto, California, United States
Attending college is not always a given option for gifted teenagers from less-than-wealthy backgrounds. National organization QuestBridge creates a way for low-income and minority high-achieving students to go to thei...
1 June 2014
Richmond, California, United States
Since Richmond, California’s Office of Neighborhood Safety began paying stipends to its “fellows” – the dozens of young men it works with at any given time who are deemed to be at high risk of gun-violence involvement...
25 September 2013
Poor people are less likely to make smart financial decisions; however, new research in the U.S. says this is not about intelligence but rather about a brain being overwhelmed with issues related to poverty. To combat...
22 May 2013
Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya
For-profit companies are making good private schools available even to Africa’s poor. They can do it – and can do it on an enormous scale – by hiring neighborhood residents to teach, and scripting out every word of ev...
17 April 2013
There is much debate about microfinance and whether it actually works. The founder of Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, discusses the fight to eliminate poverty through his micro-lending bank and the future of social busi...
17 October 2012
We’re getting smarter about the way we’re addressing social problems. Patterns in the most effective solutions are emerging, such as making evidence-based decisions, accepting that humans act irrationally, and bringin...
28 June 2012
An essential roadway in Haiti is being rebuilt in the kind of aid Haitians say is vital to economic recovery after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. National Route 7 is an important highway for farmers and other me...
23 June 2011
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
The Jaipur Limb organization based in India has developed prostheses at low cost, and services are free for the poor. The organization’s efforts have recently spread to other countries with impoverished people. Jaipur...
25 April 2011
Stanford, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
Despite the trillions of dollars of aid money, donations, and goods gifted to impoverished nations each year, the cycle of poverty fails to break, and conventional thinking has shifted to believing that the poor are b...
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