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24 June 2015
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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Researchers from Yale and MIT conducted a poverty study across various countries and found that aid can relieve poverty if it is comprehensive and gives people a productive asset.
27 April 2015
Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Thirty-five percent of Americans will never own their home and risk a rent increase or eviction. Owned Communities USA enables working-class families to become home owners through manufactured homes, loans, and legal ...
9 April 2015
Yonkers, New York, United States
Yonkers Partners in Education offers free SAT test prep and college guidance counselors in Yonker's high schools. The program aims to increase college enrollment rates for low-income students who lack the same access ...
18 January 2015
Bath, Pennsylvania, United States
Many people who own a trailer home live in a corporate-owned community where the rent goes unregulated but it is too expensive to relocate the trailer. In New Hampshire many manufactured home communities are owned by ...
5 January 2015
Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
In a pilot program in a Canadian city, the working poor were given monthly cash supplements to their income. The recipients did not stop working and were able to access opportunities to make a better living long term.
4 July 2014
Camden, New Jersey, United States
The United States has the highest mother mortality rates of any developed country. Through a clinic on wheels, Merck for Mothers is giving prenatal check-ups to low-income pregnant women in Philadelphia and curbing de...
14 April 2014
São Paulo, Brazil
Under 800 Words
In Brazil a conditional cash-transfer program is alleviating poverty, empowering women, and changing gender roles by giving families, especially mothers, money for sending kids to school and to regular doctor's visits.
15 January 2014
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Under 800 Words
India has been able to eradicate polio through large-scale logistics, highly organized vaccine teams, proper funding, and accountability of health officials and front-line workers.
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