Tagged: poverty

Oxfam, Etherisc, and Aon Deliver to Handle Pay-Outs via Blockchain-based Agricultural Insurance Policies for Sri Lanka’s Smallholder Farmers

Oxfam’s Sri Lanka division, an organization working to end the injustices that cause poverty, announced on November 4 the success of the first season of its blockchain-powered delivery of microinsurance to Sri Lanka’s smallholder paddy field farmers. Etherisc, an Insurtech firm that’s creating a protocol… Read More

Eat My Lunch Seeks to Raise $180,000 on PledgeMe to Help Eliminate Child Poverty in New Zealand

Startup Eat My Lunch today launched a project crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to support the work it is doing to alleviate child poverty in New Zealand. Eat My Lunch operates a ‘buy one give one’ model for lunches, which has allowed them to provide more… Read More

Worldbuilders Launches Annual Geeks Doing Good Indiegogo Initiative to Raise Funds For Heifer International

Kicking off its annual Geeks Doing Good crowdfunding efforts, Worldbuilders recently launched the 8-day campaign on Indiegogo to raise $35,000 for Heifer International, an organization that is seeking to put an end to poverty and hunger throughout the world. Worldbuilders, charity founded by author Pat Rothfuss, was… Read More

Kiva Launches New Initiative “Back A Dream” in Honor of International Women’s Day

More than seven billion people live on Earth. That’s seven billion hearts beating. Seven billion bodies breathing. Seven billion minds creating thoughts and ideas all over the world. Yet, so many face struggle everyday all around us. Even so, there is one thing that will… Read More

How Crowdfunding Can Reduce Economic Inequality

The following post was submitted to us this week by José Francisco Ávila. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, many have expressed their opinion as to the strides made since then, and how much more work Americans have to… Read More

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