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Twenty-five years ago, musicians across the world banded together in a massive concert - 'Live Aid' - to raise money for the victims of hunger - which is what first made a lot of us aware of global poverty. But a generation later, things aren't much better.
About one and a half billion people still survive on less than a dollar twenty-five a day. That's nearly a quarter of the world's population living on what it costs to buy a can of pop! Of course, historically, rich countries have provided aid to try to solve things. But you know the old adage - give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day, teach him to fish; he'll eat for a lifetime? Well, that idea is taking hold in the anti-poverty movement.
Perhaps, you've heard of Muhammed Yunus. He came up with the idea of micro-credit. Basically, you give small loans to poor families, so they can start a business. That concept won him the Nobel Peace Prize. And now, others are following suit. Leila Chirayath Janah is one of those people.
She's the founder of 'Samasource.' Leila's goal is to empower women, young people and refugees in Africa and Asia by getting them a job. So, 'Samasource' sets them up to do computer work for American companies, including building Facebook applications.