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Summing Up Blog Action Day

Yesterday was all about Blog Action Day and publishing simultaneously with the international blogosphere about a topic of global concern, poverty. We also experimented with live blogging from Rootspace. Last evening marked our very first attempt at blogging live– which explains why at one point, we asked you to get set and ‘Bog’—typos, mind you. […]

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Blog Action Day: Poverty in Lebanon

Adapted from “Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Lebanon,” a 2008 country study from the International Poverty Centre http://www.undp-povertycentre.org/pub/IPCCountryStudy13.pdf Nearly 8 percent of the Lebanese population live under conditions of extreme poverty (i.e., below the ‘lower’ poverty line) (Figure 2). This implies that almost 300,000 individuals in Lebanon are unable to meet their most basic […]

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A to Z of Web 2.0 for Social Change: K

K for Kiva.org: From their Website: Kiva.org (www.kiva.org) is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to an entrepreneur in the developing world. Founded in 2005 by Matt and Jessica Flannery, Kiva.org’s mission is to connect people, through lending, to alleviate poverty. Kiva.org currently connects lenders in more than 70 countries […]

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