Poverty

Innovation Now

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Entrepreneurs Can Have a Direct Impact on the Eradication of Extreme Poverty in the World. Here's How.

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3 Ways Your Startup's Global Growth Can Help Combat Violent Extremism

Involving your startup in the struggle against violent extremism benefits everyone, and it can even help your business grow.

Street Business School, in Uganda: Entrepreneurship Is the Path out of Poverty

The school plans, by 2027, to train 1 million women living in poverty around the world to start their own fledgling businesses.

This Nuance I Learned From Social Entrepreneurs Is Worth Your Time

To truly understand the opposite of poverty, you need to feel it.

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