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In India, Rice Replaces Ice in Charity Bucket Challenge
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, goodnews, food, India, rice bucket challenge, poor, give, hunger )

Naoko
- 113 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist- they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.
Jon Stewart: 'F_ck The Poor'
Offbeat  (tags: humor, americans, family, culture, John Stewart, poor, humanrights, politics, government, corruption )

Nancy
- 852 days ago - front.moveon.org
Hilariously, tragically true...
Aerial Tramway - A Means Of Transport And Social Inclusion
Offbeat  (tags: Venezuela, transport, public transport system, Metrocable, hillsides, poor, dignity, Caracas, inclusion, dream, world )

Naoko
- 967 days ago - ipsnews.net
"It changed our lives" is a sentiment frequently heard from commuters who use Metrocable, the aerial cable car system that connects one of the poor hillside neighborhoods in the Venezuelan capital with the city's piblic transport system.
Indian Clerk Wins Game Show With History Question
Offbeat  (tags: India, quiz show, millionaire, Slumdog Millionaire, poor, big money )

Naoko
- 1143 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
"Slumdog Millionaire" for real...
Shame of Newborns Detained in Kenyan Hospitals
Offbeat  (tags: newborns, Kenya, mothers, poor, unable to pay, fee, bill, detained, KENGO, NNAK, nurse association, alarming, concern )

Naoko
- 1534 days ago - nation.co.ke
An alarming number of Kenya's newborn children are spending their first weeks on earth as virtual prisoners in our maternities because their mothers are too poor to pay for their delivery.
Racial Violence Changes US Student and His School
Offbeat  (tags: violence, change, high school, US, immigrant, poor, abuse, philadelphia, racial violence, Asians, Vietnam, Dec.3, danger, hate, heal, crime )

Naoko
- 1562 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
Duong Nghe Ly cannot wait to begin his senior year at South Philadelphia High School. A day of violence there last year changed his life, and he wants to learn if his school has been transformed as well.
"Competing With Dogs for the Bones"
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, poor, Bulawayo, bone, recycle, collect, scavenge, zimbabwe, curios )

Naoko
- 1620 days ago - ipsnews.net
The 36-year-old sole breadwinner and mother of four children scavenges for bones across the sprawling Bulawayo, trudging down the streets of densely populated working class townships with a dirty bag over her shoulder.
Mother of Trishna and Krishna in Australia
Offbeat  (tags: children, mother, Bangdesh, Australia, conjoined twin, seperated, first time in three years, poor, recovery, surgery, visit )

Naoko
- 1624 days ago - bangladesh-web.com
The Bangladeshi mother of conjoined twin, seperated last year in Australia, has flown to visit her daughters for the first time since the complex surgery, her husband said yesterday.
Beggar Shows He Too Can Be A Giver
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, charity, donation, clothes, girls, school for deaf, India, Ahmedabad, beggar, poor, orphan, big heart )

Naoko
- 1637 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
AHMEDABAD:A beggar on Saturday proved that charity only needs a big heart rather than deep pockets. Khimjibhai Prajapati, 64 and a beggar in Mehsana for a decade, donated clothes to 11 poor hearing and speech-impaired girls at the Shrimati Kesarbai
YEMEN: Paying Gilrs Is Paying Off for School Attendance
Offbeat  (tags: Yemen, girls, school attendance rate, incentives, rural, poor, parents, Conditional Cash Transfer, 80%, UNDP, increase, education, population reduction )

Naoko
- 1658 days ago - irinnews.org
Government scheme offering financial incentives to parents in the rural areas to send their daughters to school or to prevent them from dropping out is paying off as girls' enrollment rates have increased by around 9 percent in the targeted schools.
In China, the Poor Stay Poor, the Rich Get ... Tibetan Mastiffs?
Offbeat  (tags: china, poor, wealthy people, fade, tibetan mastiffs, animals, dogs )

Simone
- 1733 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
China's latest must-have luxury for the ultra-rich, to go with mansions and sports cars, is a large, slobbery dog with massive amounts of hair best known for herding sheep in Tibet. Once banned by the Communist Party as bourgeois, pet ownership is
Eight-Year-Old Tailor Amazes With Prowess
Offbeat  (tags: tailoring, eight-year-old, Kenya, sewing machine, business, school bag, sell, poor, talent )

Naoko
- 1735 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
Lucia Kung'u treads the sewing machine pedal with ease. At a glance, what she is doing may look like child's play. However, the eight-year-old Standerd Four pupil in Ndararua Primary School in Dagoretti is hard at work. Since it is Saturday, she has more
DYING POOR
Offbeat  (tags: funeral, poor, funeral directors )

Sc
- 2474 days ago - waynetimes.com
Just how much should taxpayers be responsible for burial costs? Area funeral directors want an increase in fees from the County for those who cannot pay The funeral director gets the call that a person has died. Immediately the director must arrange
   

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