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Lots of us care about issues like homelessness, hunger, and similar social issues. Here's a place to plan, share and brainstorm.

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Volunteer at an Orphanage in Nepal

Started by Michael Levin Dec 18, 2013. 0 Replies

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Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

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 In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called…Continue

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A Shmal World

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Imagine...Around the World!

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Playing for Change put this video together. What a great way to start the day! Enjoy...…Continue

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Working with The Love Company orphanage in Nepal

Started by Michael Levin Dec 11, 2010. 0 Replies

I met Kristian at the…Continue

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HOME VAN NEWSLETTER 11/6/10

Started by Michael Levin Nov 6, 2010. 0 Replies

(photo by Michael Levin www.zoobird.com)“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the song without the words, and never stops at…Continue

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HOME VAN PET CARE PROJECT NEWS – October 2010

Started by Michael Levin Oct 17, 2010. 0 Replies

HOME VAN PET CARE PROJECT NEWS – October 2010From: Elizabeth Howard, Project Coordinator We have our own blog! It is still a work in progress, so check it out at…Continue

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STORIES FROM THE STREETS

Started by Michael Levin Oct 15, 2010. 0 Replies

"Simon" "Simon" has been living in the homeless community for about two years.  His presence there has been a mystery.  He seems to have none of the problems that ordinarily result in…Continue

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HOME VAN NEWSLETTER 8/14/10 ::: GAINESVILLE SAYS GOODBYE TO FATHER GILLESPIE

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Father John Gillespie, Director of St. Augustines Church and Catholic Student Center, long-time board member of St. Francis House, and a strong advocate for the homeless and hungry people of…Continue

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Comment by Michael Levin on October 13, 2008 at 11:12am
Kiva is indeed amazing. I can endorse it. I work with Nicaraguan entrepreneur Alejos Antonio Aviles Guillen using Kiva. You can read about my experience here. You can click Alejos's picture below for details.




I have several American friends who work in Nicaragua, including Heather of The Ten Back Collection dot com. Someday soon, I hope to visit Alejos and my friends in Nicaragua.
Comment by Brooks on October 13, 2008 at 9:41am
This is an amazing website: http://www.kiva.org/app.php

I only just found out about it, but it's been going on for a while. It allows you to personally loan money to an individual in the third world, where a pitifully small loan (to us) makes a huge difference in people's lives.

One example: a lady in Peru received $475 for wool and dyes for her family weaving business. You can lend as little as $25 and you can loan it to a specific person. And these are loans, not donations. You get the money back, so you can do it again!

It's one of the best internet ideas I've ever seen.
Comment by Michael Levin on July 19, 2008 at 7:33pm
"Hope is the thing with feathers,
that perches in the soul,
and sings the song without the words,
and never stops at all."

Emily Dickinson
Comment by Michael Levin on June 20, 2008 at 2:37am

10,000 Girls dot orgoffers education and employment opportunities for 10,000 Girls in rural Senegal, enabling them to develop as self-reliant and capable women, through a self-sustaining organization run by the girls themselves.

Comment by Michael Levin on June 20, 2008 at 2:31am

Kiva lets you lend to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.

Comment by Michael Levin on June 10, 2008 at 12:20pm
Help in Kenya

You can help support a Kenyan villager's training at a 5-day Basic Biointensive Skills Workshop at Manor House Ag Center. To make this happen, send an $85 tax-deductable donation to Kilili Self-Help Project, 490 Yale Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Help the world grow!

from How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits: (And Fruits, Nuts, Berries,...
Comment by Michael Levin on June 10, 2008 at 12:10pm
Help in Russia

To assist Biointensive work in Russia, contact: Biointensive for Russia, 831 Marshall Drive, Palo Alto, CA, 94303-3614, fax (650) 424-8767, email cvesecky@igc.org or visit www.igc.org/biointensiveforrussia

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