poverty Archive

povertyEcommerce and QR codes to help truly needy homeless in a cashless society

Greater Change is an Oxford University effort to use technology to help the homeless raise more money. As the developing world moves to a cashless society asking for change is becoming more useless. There is also the need for effective …

africaKenya will use Alphabet Internet Balloons to provide internet to rural areas

Kenya will use the Alphabet X (Google) Loon high-speed internet balloons to provide internet to its rural population. Google Loon already provided internet to 250,000 people in Puerto Rico after the hurricane last year. There are 51 million people in …

africaIndia and Asia are solving extreme poverty problem but Nigeria and Africa are not

According the Brookings Institute projections, Nigeria has already overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extreme poor in early 2018, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo could soon take over the number 2 spot. Above chart …

dronesDrones spreading millions of sterile mosquitos to combat Zika and other diseases

Aedes mosquitos, responsible for the spread of diseases like Zika, dengue and yellow fever, do not disperse for more than 100 meters in their lifetime. They are also fragile, and high-altitude releases by airplanes can damage their wings and legs. …

3d printed3D printed bridge looks like alien technology

MX3D is 3D printing a fully functional stainless steel bridge to cross one of the oldest and most famous canals in the center of Amsterdam, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. They equip typical industrial robots with purpose-built tools and develop the software …

3d printedPermitted 3D printed home made in less than 24 hours for less than $4000

ICON has built the first permitted 3D printed home in America. ICON is one of the first new businesses to launch from the Saturn Five startup studio, based in Austin, TX. The home was unveiled in March 2018 in Austin, …

educationWorldbank compares wealth of educated people, infrastructure and resources

GDP and Wealth are complementary indicators that provide a fuller picture of economic well-being. A country’s comprehensive wealth includes all produced capital such as factories and roads; natural capital like forests and water; human capital, which leads to earnings; and …

africaChallenge of eliminating global extreme poverty

The drop in poverty from the 1980s to present was mainly driven by just two countries: China and India. The statistics for China are especially mind-blowing: In 1981, a staggering 88 percent of Chinese were extremely poor, but by 2013 …

chinaChina putting controlling financial risk, reducing poverty and curbing pollution over GDP growth

China is willing to accept some weakness in GDP growth to focus on making strides in the next three years around three priorities. The priorities are * controlling financial risk * reducing poverty * curbing pollution China will clean-up of …

alibabaAlibaba starts $1.5 billion anti-poverty fund

Alibaba Group on Friday launched a 10 billion yuan (US$1.51 billion) fund to support China’s ambitious poverty alleviation campaign. The Alibaba Poverty Relief Fund will have the $1.51 billion donated over the next five years. China has already lifted more …