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Inspirational Quotes by Humanitarian Oprah Winfrey

Born to an unmarried teenage mother in 1954 and raised on a farm in Milwaukee, Mississippi by her grandmother, Oprah Winfrey’s childhood is the epitome of early life adversities. Winfrey’s experience with sexual abuse, racism, and poverty forced her to recognize that she needed to change her perspective on life into an extreme positive to […]

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Literacy In Ethiopia: What You Need to Know 

There are 781 million adults in the world who are considered illiterate. This statistic reflects more than just the ability of people to read, it is inherently tied to the poverty rate. In fact, 43% of adults with low literacy rates live in poverty. There are multiple issues that contribute to this, however the most […]

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SELCO Brings Solar Power to India

Electricity will be one of India’s largest concerns in the next few decades. The population is both increasing and urbanizing. The International Energy Agency predicts that India will have almost 600 million more electricity consumers by 2040. Currently, India’s power grid coverage is inconsistent. About 360 million people live without electricity because the grid does […]

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Child Poverty in Tonga

Tonga is a lower-middle-income Polynesian kingdom known for its 172 islands, 36 of which are permanently inhabited. Although child poverty in Tonga is greatly reduced, it remains a significant issue. Poverty continues to affect the children of Tonga in particular. In 2015, 22.1% of the Tongan population lived below the poverty line. To put this into […]

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Programs Ensuring a Landmine-Free World

The threat of stepping on landmines understandably leaves communities in fear of utilizing valuable farmland, traveling freely to school or rebuilding after conflict. Landmines affect impoverished communities significantly more than others as it is often the poor who are pushed into these dangerous areas. A landmine-free world is the goal of several organizations. Landmine Policies […]

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BACE API: Identity Verification Helps Poverty in Africa

Charlette N’Guessan, a 26-year-old Ivorian and CEO of the BACE Group based in Ghana, is the first woman to win the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. N’Guessan and her team earned £25,000 ($32,000) with the 2020 award for their BACE API digital verification software. BACE API Facial Recognition Software […]

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The Correlation Between Environmental Instability and Poverty in India 

Environmental instability in India is a nuanced and multifaceted issue in terms of multiple causes and effects that hinder the search for a solution. India has the second-highest population in the world, second only to China. This makes India particularly susceptible to poverty because there are not enough resources to sufficiently aid each citizen. In fact, […]

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Australia’s Foreign Aid Initiatives Amid COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia continues its foreign aid efforts, especially with investments in sustainability and infrastructure. This demonstrates Australia’s deep commitment to altruistic sustainable solutions. The total Australian development assistance was still four billion AUD (Australian dollar) in the 2019-2020 year, even though the nation is in the depths of its first recession in 29 […]