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Our founder is walking across North America to spark grassroots projects to address poverty. 

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Despite the decline of violent crimes in the US between 1990 and 2009, the populations of private prisons shot up 1,600 percent.

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Brilliant! This man goes undercover and pretends to be homeless, and when offered help -- he instead rewards the person.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Scruffy+Vancouver+panhandler+random+acts+kindness/9311275/story.html
Yogi Omar was so strapped for cash that he nearly didn’t help a scruffy panhandler who asked him for change on a Vancouver street corner just after midnight Thursday.
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The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

-Gandhi
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This tiny home we designed packs everything you need for modern living into 126 square feet.
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This is the greatest story I've heard in a long time.

A NYC based software engineer named Patrick offered a homeless man named Leo a choice: He would either give him $100, or teach him how to become a computer programmer.

The engineer faced an uproar of criticism from naysayers all over the internet, but went along with his plan anyway. Leo accepted the challenge of learning how to code.

Several weeks later, Leo is finishing up his first app, and has already received a job offer! 

Human beings were born to exert energy; to create, to give back. Poverty is not our natural state of existence. A little guidance and belief in someone can make all of the difference in shaping a better world.

Let's shout about this from the rooftops.

http://www.businessinsider.com/homeless-coder-2013-9
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We created this concept last May to crowdsource firsthand information about what it's like to live in poverty in different places around the globe, what's effectively working to alleviate it, and what else can be done. 

Today, we get a rare firsthand glimpse of what life is like in North Korea:

http://www.quora.com/North-Korea/What-is-life-like-for-poor-people-in-North-Korea/answer/Raymond-K-Cunningham-Jr?share=1

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[Article via Quora] The world is in flux right now. Despite the astounding level of technology we have in this day and age, too many of our brothers and sisters worldwide continue to see their basic...
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Project Free World aims to help replicate the most effective ideas for social good. Here are some organizations we think everyone should know about. 
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Where a gas station once stood, 500 trees now provide food and employment.
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A small body of determined spirits, fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.

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