How can we use digital media and technology to fight world hunger?
On average, about 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes each day, or one child every five seconds. About 5.8 million children die from hunger-related issues each year, about double the total population of the state of Utah. (Source: Black, Robert, Morris, Saul, & Jennifer [...]
Posted on March 21st, 2009 by Nathan Gwilliam
Filed under: Charity, Domain Names, Ending Poverty, Giving Back, Hunger, Microlending, Social Enterprise, e-Business | 1 Comment »
I recently finished Made to Stick, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath and thoroughly enjoyed this book. One of my favorite portions described the “Mother Teresa Principle”. One of this saintly woman’s famous teachings was, ”If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.”
Made to Stick talks [...]
Posted on January 10th, 2009 by Nathan Gwilliam
Filed under: Adoption, Charity, Ending Poverty, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Giving Back, Global Orphan Crisis, Innovation, Microlending, Social Enterprise, e-Business | 5 Comments »
I just watch an online video clip of a speech given by Paul Collier, an economist and the author of “The Bottom Billion”. Paul advocates four steps that we can take to help the one billion people who are trapped in poor or failing countries. He calls this group the “bottom billion” and [...]
Posted on June 1st, 2008 by Nathan Gwilliam
Filed under: Charity, Giving Back, Global Orphan Crisis, Innovation, Microlending, Poverty | 1 Comment »
Kiva is one of the greatest uses of the Internet to do good. Kiva is an online microlending service that allows people anywhere to lend money directly to entrepreneurs in developing countries around the world. Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.
Kiva works to qualify [...]
Posted on April 16th, 2008 by Nathan Gwilliam
Filed under: Charity, Entrepreneurship, Financing, Giving Back, Microlending, Poverty, Social Enterprise, e-Business | 1 Comment »