Poverty

When Iceland Capped Its Syrian Refugees At 50, 10,000 Icelanders Responded By Offering Up Their Homes

When Iceland Capped Its Syrian Refugees At 50, 10,000 Icelanders Responded By Offering Up Their Homes

In the midst of the Syrian crisis, Iceland recently announced it was willing to help with the growing humanitarian disaster by providing sanctuary for Syrian refugees. 50, to be exact. In the country of about 330,000 people, such an offer wasn’t received as particularly heartfelt or overwhelming, especially considering that an estimated 9 million Syrians have […]

Connecticut Becomes The FIRST State To End Chronic Homelessness Among Veterans

Positive news! Officials of Connecticut announced last Thursday that the state has officially become the first in the nation to provide housing for every one of its chronically homeless veterans. No doubt national and state officials are celebrating the monumental achievement after having set a goal earlier on to end veteran homelessness by the end of […]

Instead Of Asking For Money, This Once Homeless Man Hands Out Book Reviews

He may look like a roadside panhandler, but this gentleman is actually in charge of running a reading foundation that has even been recognized by South Africa’s president! People call him the “Pavement Bookworm,” and the name fits because he is a book lover on a mission to help others by sharing the written word. His […]

Surfer Dude Turns Social Entrepreneur And Is Changing Lives In Indonesia!

To merge your passion with social change must be one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. Kyle Parsons would know, for up until 2004, he was just an average surfer dude. But since then, he’s made a massive impact in Indonesia and is showing the world the power of inspired social entrepreneurialism. Before 2004, […]

HONY Facebook Page Raises $2 Million For Humans Of Pakistan Living In Bondage

HONY Facebook Page Raises $2 Million For Humans Of Pakistan Living In Bondage

“Humans of New York” (HONY), the popular Facebook page created by photographer Brandon Stanton, has garnered fans and support from all over the globe. Most importantly, it has humanized the human population in a way mainstream media never does, and humbly shares snippets of peoples’ lives others might relate to. In a way, it is […]

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