Uganda has no Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving historically traces back to 1621 when the Pilgrims had their first successful harvest and signified that they would be able to make it through the winter. Of the 102 Pilgrims who embarked on the journey, Thanksgiving signified that for the remaining 50 they would survive to build for themselves and those to come a […]

Money Lending and Why People Borrow From the Mafia

By now most people are familiar with the outrageous interest rates money lenders charge the poor. In rural Pakistan the average interest rate was 78% even though the default rate was only 2%. In Chennai, India a working capital loan had an interest payment of 4.69% per day. To put that in perspective, a $5 […]

The Poor Need People With Ambition

The University of Pennsylvania did an experiment where students were given $5 for fill out of short survey and then shown two flyers from Save the Children asking them for a donation. The first flyer detailed the global poverty problem with 3 million children in Malawi facing malnutrition along with drought in Zambia and 11 […]