Archive for the ‘poverty’ Category

Libraries Reach the Unreached in South Asia

Despite widespread efforts over the past fifteen years to improve education in South Asia – mostly through access to primary education – the ground reality is that hundreds of millions of people are being left behind, and the causes and implications go far beyond school walls. Drop-out rates remain staggeringly high: 1 in 3 students […]

11 Things You Might Not Know About Global Poverty

1 Inequality between the wealthiest and poorest people on the planet is shocking. Just 85 people have the same amount of money as almost half of the global population. Imagine what could happen if the world spread the wealth – just $1 a day could double a person’s income. 2 1 in 4 children in […]

To rise out of poverty Asian women head to the library

This article was featured in The Christian Science Monitor, and originally appeared at Global Envision, a blog published by Mercy Corps. “Being born a girl is worthless,” said Chuna Devi, a Nepalese woman. Because her family didn’t think her education was a priority, she grew up illiterate, herding goats and cows. Women make up just […]

READ Nepal opens 54th Center

With the help of an ambitious READ supporter, the village of Madi now has an ally in the fight against rural poverty. After embarking on a life-changing health and fitness regimen, Sarah Street trained for the New York Half Marathon and used the race as an opportunity to raise awareness about READ’s work. In just […]

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