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More Than Me Academy provides quality education to at-risk girls from the West Point slum of Liberia.

‘More Than Me Academy’ Educates and Protects Vulnerable Girls in Liberia

More Than Me (MTM) Academy is a girls school in Monrovia, Liberia founded in September 2013. MTM enrolls 125 girls from a slum…
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Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs After Protests and U.N. Condemnation

Following massive Friday protests that led to nine arrests, the city of Detroit announced on Monday it is suspending its sweeping water shut-offs…
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Housing the Homeless Saves Taxpayers Money, (Another) Study Shows

A new analysis from Charlotte, N.C. once again shows what we've learned from many other case studies: It costs taxpayers less money to…
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Kiva and Vittana Crowdfund Student Loans in the Developing World

It is no secret that education is the surest route to a better life, but for tens of thousands of low-income students in…
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Refurbished Wind Turbines to Power the Developing World at a Profit

Formally announced in a panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, the Vestas-backed Wind for Prosperity initiative…
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Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame

The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future recently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing…
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Paul Polak: How to End Poverty Through Profits

There are thousands of global organizations, with tens of thousands of hard-working human beings, attempting to lift these 2.7 billion people out of…
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Grameen Foundation Helps Social Entrepreneurs Measure Their Impact

Grameen Foundation works with social enterprises to “better determine their clients’ needs, the effectiveness and efficiency of their programs, and how quickly they…
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Environmental Justice in Fresno, Where Faith = Awareness

In Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, a strong environmental justice movement is taking shape, fighting to raise awareness about devastating health issues.
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Environmental Justice: The Invisible Hand and the Invisible Man

Businesses, particularly those already concerned about sustainability, can benefit enormously from the market opportunities that exist in the sustainable and equitable redevelopment of…
The Moringa Tree is a plant native to parts of Africa and Asia renowned for its nutritional value.

Moringa – The Superfood That Could Alleviate Hunger in Developing Regions

Move over, Iron Man. A new kind of “superfood” is emerging that promises to save more lives than your high-tech armor ever could.…
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Silicon Valley Wealth Disparity Continues to Grow

The Silicon Valley is booming. According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, the startup-riddled “techtopia” has the country’s second-highest concentration of wealthy…
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Quit Being So Naïve, Government Subsidies Won’t Eradicate Poverty

Traditional definitions of poverty suggest an individual or family is lacking the proper food, shelter, and clothing to survive. However, according to scholar…
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How The Fed’s Quantitative Easing Increases World Hunger

Hazel Henderson has identified another major cause of hunger, one that is man-made, significant and clearly preventable: commodity speculation. A series of recent…
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Occupy Wall Street? San Francisco’s Done That Already

In his TEDx Presidio talk, Treasurer Jose Cisneros talks about making financial services work for thousands of poor and middle-income San Franciscans.