Thursday, November 04, 2010

A philanthropy for the rest of us |

A philanthropy for the rest of us | "Fighting global poverty is often thought to be a possibility only for large philanthropic foundations or well-to-do billionaires. A middle-class Seattle couple has turned that idea on its head.

The inspiration for Eugene Cho came several years ago during a trip to Myanmar when he visited Karen villagers who had built a makeshift school in the jungle. He asked how they were able to sustain the school’s teachers, and the villagers told him $40 a year per teacher. But many of the teachers moved to higher-paying jobs in Thailand because the Karens were unable to pay that sum."

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