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The Crazy New Idea That Could Help Solve Global Poverty


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Cal
- 133 days ago - takepart.com
Today unconditional cash transfers are a drop in the giant bucket of international aid, but they're rapidly gaining the attention of charities, academics, and governments. GiveDirectly has funneled more than $6 million into Western Kenya, and other donor



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AniMae Chi (432)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 4:01 am
Thank you for joining the movement to end extreme poverty!
7,140 signatures

Thanx Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 4:09 am
Noted and petition signed. I yearn for the day when poverty is eradicated worldwide. Thanks Cal.
 

Angelika Kempter (90)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 5:47 am
Danke Cal,good News ,signed
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 6:05 am
signed
 

Cheree M. (46)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 6:10 am
Thank you for joining the movement to end extreme poverty! an noted.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 6:52 am
Signed
 

Valerie H. (136)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 6:54 am
Thank you - signed
 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 10:18 am
signed, twitted and noted, thanks
 

Debra G. (0)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 12:57 pm
Interesting. Money and dignity and respect. What a concept. (Sadly, something like this needs to be tried here in the good ol' USA.)
 

Autumn Brook (25)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 3:01 pm
Thanks Cal Signed What a great gift in realization
until you walk in ones shoes let their decisions be made with the monetary gifts - experience is the best teacher . Awesome global initiative! Thank You Give Directly and Takepart World fantastic!
 

Lone F. (43)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 3:22 pm
Noted and signed "Thank you for joining the movement to end extreme poverty! "unconditional cash transfers" - what a brilliant idea. Thanks Cal
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 5:03 pm
Signed with earplugs in to try to drown out the screams from the Right Wing. Unsuccessfully, unfortunately.
 

Julie W. (22)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 7:34 pm
What a great story! Works in a similar way to the Grameen bank, but this is not a loan.

Small projects always work better than large ones, but governments are reluctant to lend small sums of money.
 

Stevie A. (10)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 11:03 pm
Yes, micro-credit worked, and part of the reason was that the loans were made to women, who were generally more likely to do something to benefit their children. I'm glad that this idea is spreading.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 5:07 am
noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday August 7, 2014, 7:29 am
Worth trying
 
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