Tag Archives: Poverty

5 Years of Micro-Loans in 4 Minutes…(set to music).

Kiva, a not-for-profit micro-credit organisation, recently released a new video wonderfully titled “Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance” that illustrates visually what happens when 620,000 lenders fund 615,000 people in need around the planet. The video starts out slow, with just a couple data points, but quickly erupts with bursts of motion and colour. Kiva is a non-profit that […]

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Martin Luther King and The Call for Poverty Reduction

When I grew out of my staunch childhood love of materialism and my school-ingrained sense of religious fervor, most holidays began to seem increasingly insignificant and relatively devoid of symbolic value.  What should have remained days of community action and reflection, have become cheap, tacky, and painfully focused creating a slightly less wealthy, slightly more obese […]

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Invisible People: Exploring Homelessness through Social Media [VIDEO]

15 years ago Mark Horvath was homeless.  Today he spends his time advocating for often “invisible” homeless communities located throughout the US and Canada; his tools: a camera, a blog, and the social grid.  Thanks to three sites and a twitter account, Horvath has been able to garner considerable attention to growing levels of economic disparity […]

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