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How poverty makes workers less productive 
Poverty is like a parasite, consuming mental energy that could be put to more beneficial use. "Being poor is like having just pulled an all-nighter, and that hurts the ability to escape poverty."
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Speaking of poverty, differently 
Poverty is really not a failure of the individual. We should see it instead as a failure of society. A society that fails to recognize the competence of people in poverty. A society that relies on a unhealthy conception of merit.
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Home insurance for those needing it most
1/3 of of South Africa live in informal dwellings in settlements, rural villages. Many are shacks. For people living, working, raising families in these conditions, insurance protection is unavailable. Until now.
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Vancouver gave people experiencing homelessness £4,500. It changed their lives. 
Half of the cash recipients moved into stable housing one month after they received the money. After 1 year, participants had an average of £600 still left in the bank.
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Transforming communities through transport and enterprise 
A Basic Utility Vehicle designed travel the roughest tracks in developing countries. Robust, easy to build and maintain, a first/last mile solution for small-holder farmers and communities.
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Interview with Guvna B
"If you wake up in the morning and try your best to be who God has called you to be, it might be daunting, risky, but you go to bed knowing you've given it all. That is one of the most satisfying feelings that I've ever felt."
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LivFul
Their mission is to discover, develop, and distribute life-saving, life-innovative products to those who need the most help around the world.
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What is prosperity?
Prosperity is much more than mere wealth or economic growth. True prosperity is when all people have the opportunity to thrive and freedom to fulfill their unique potential taking responsibility for contributing to their communities and nations.
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CrossPurpose
"How do we help our neighbours escape poverty?". CrossPurpose has a mission to abolish economic, relational, and spiritual poverty through career and community development. 473 neighbours so far graduated and escaped poverty...
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Chatta - positive impact in speaking, writing and learning
Designed to increase the quality and quantity of parent/child interaction via school. 40% greater progress in both speaking and understanding than children without Chatta.
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