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Raza Hasan Shows Us How to Have Prosperity for All Nations

In Economic Development, Poverty, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Raza Hasan is an entrepreneur and strategic thinker. He is a leading problem-solver and author who has taken a hard look at what is necessary for nations to create prosperity for themselves.  From Pakistan to the United States, Raza has spent years studying the dynamics in the economic gap between nations where he has lived and worked.  His theories are …

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Maka Ibrahim Helps Orphans and Widows in His Community in Uganda

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, African Influence, Human Rights, Poverty, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Maka Ibrahim has a mission; a mission he says was inspired by his brother. As CEO of Lift Up Hope, Maka works hard to create opportunities for education, sheltering, jobs, and more in his home village of Bugiri in eastern Uganda. Lift Up Hope is a Community Based Organization that seeks to help provide basic necessities to build up the …

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UN SDG 1 – No Poverty and How Goal17 is The One Solution

In Poverty, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

(What follows is based on a talk given by Mary Kurek for SDGs Academy/Pakistan:  Focus on Poverty)  1/16/22 Let me give you a vision – it’s a good one.  It’s a beautiful day in the village, unlike a few years ago. Instead of piles of smelly trash marinating in the heat, starving little children sleeping on the streets, unemployed youth …

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CINTA Foundation Focuses on Economic Empowerment for Uganda

In Africa, Features 19, Poverty by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

By Trudy Masembe (Featured photo:  Children’s Welfare Outreach program  in Katanga Slum Area) Trudy (Gertrude) Masembe works with CINTA Foundation Uganda, a registered Non-Government Organization focused on Economic Empowerment, Education support, and Youth skills training and mentorship. The organization’s focal program areas are geared to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 4, and 8, namely No poverty, Quality education, and decent …

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Jake Harriman and Nuru International Address Challenges in Violence-Prone Areas with Solutions to Extreme Poverty

In Agriculture, Peace, Poverty by Lisa Cole1 Comment

In 2003, while serving as a Platoon Commander in the US Marine Corps Jake had a critically defining moment in his life…the kind of shock that changes you forever.  It’s not a pretty story, but it’s one of the most riveting I think I’ve heard. Hear it for yourself. More on Jake’s story here. Jake attended Stanford Graduate School of …