A virtually indestructible soccer ball that requires no pump and never punctures has been created to serve children in poor communities or refugee camps.
An orphan from Uganda, who spent his youth as a human scarecrow on his abusive uncle’s farm, ran away at 14. With the help of a charity called YES Uganda, he has since earned 2 degrees, started a biotech company, founded a non-profit, and given a talk at TED.
44% of homeless people in the US actually have jobs but can’t afford housing.
Poor people are more generous than the wealthy.
The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today. Approximately one out of every five households in the United States is now on food stamps. One out of every four American workers has a job that pays $10 an hour or less. 1.2 million students that attend public schools in America are homeless.
Goodwill fired employee and now presses felony theft charges because he gave discounts to the poorest customers.
Before Sylvester Stallone sold the script for Rocky, he was homeless and sold his dog for $50. A week later, he sold the script and bought his dog back for $3000.
There are 468,749 Philadelphians on food stamps in a city of 1.5 million people.
Jim Carrey’s family was so poor that he quit school at 15 to support them by working as a janitor. He carried a baseball bat in his janitor’s cart because, “[he] was so angry [he] just wanted to beat the heck out of something.”
The poor in Haiti have to resort to eating cookies made of dirt just to give themselves the feeling of being full.