poverty

Clinton Global Initiative and Thread Bring Dignity to Haiti’s Plastic Bottle Collectors

In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, Timberland, HP and the NGO Team Tassy, the social enterprise Thread plans to improve quality of…

Small Cash Donations Can Pay Dividends for the Rural Poor

Modest cash transfers of $1,000 or less can have a huge impact on developing communities, providing a massive return on philanthropic investment.

Education in Liberia: A Case Study in Maximizing Your Philanthropic Investment

Liberian schoolchildren face a number of obstacles. NGOs on the ground are out to help -- and modest philanthropic investments can keep them…

Study: A Small Cash Advance Can Prevent the Spiral of Homelessness

A study published in the journal Science proposes that municipalities and philanthropic agencies can prevent homelessness by offering a one-time cash infusion of…

Off-Grid Electric Will Power African Entrepreneurs With Solar

Off-Grid Electric plans to expand beyond just servicing households and will soon provide solar power to local businesses starting in Tanzania. Announced at…

Long-Term Solutions for the World’s Poorest Economy

A former boat-builder from Malawi decided to start a nonprofit to address the root cause of his country's struggles. 3p's Travis Noland met…

The Cocoa Industry’s Road to Sustainability

Even as demand for cocoa climbs, smallholder cocoa farmers often struggle to make ends meet. Taco Terheijden, director of cocoa sustainability for Cargill…

Serving the Unserved: Business Solutions for the ‘Base of the Pyramid’

In his new book, Ted London explores how to build better enterprises that improve quality of life for the 4 billion people living…

Austin’s ‘Tiny Village’ For the Homeless Opens Its Doors

Following years of anticipation, the Community First Village opened on April 27. Located in Austin, Texas, the village will house formerly homeless people…

The Case for Universal Basic Income

“For a long time, we assumed that the poor could not be trusted to make decisions for themselves," said Michael Faye, co-founder of…

Extreme Innovation Meets Behavioral Economics

For humanitarian aid groups, tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to teach communities how items like…

A Village is Being Built to House the Homeless

People think that if you house the homeless then you’ve solved homelessness. But the CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Alan Graham, says…

Community Solutions: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Skilled Volunteering

Community Solutions is working to revitalize one of the oldest and poorest neighborhoods in Hartford, Connecticut. It's doing it by ensuring residents have…

Cities Offer Work — Not Pennies — to Panhandlers

Two cities, pressured by rising homelessness and criticism about inhumane laws that "punish" the poor, are trying something new. Both are seeing some…

How Michigan’s Elimination of Democracy Poisoned a City

How could something like the Flint water crisis happen? Just take a look at Michigan's rotten political culture.