Food Redistribution App is Feeding Thousands

Copia1Another example of how normal people taking action themselves can do things the dinosaur charities and governments seem to be unable to, however much money they throw around.

Komal Ahmad is solving what she calls the “most unnecessary problem of our time.” Photo: Facebook Komal Ahmad was a student at UC Berkeley when she experienced a life-changing moment. She had just returned from summer training for the U.S. Navy when she met a homeless veteran on the sidewalk. He hadn’t eaten in three days. Yet, across the street, thousands of pounds of uneaten food was being thrown away by her school. This was unacceptable to Ahmad, so she did something about it.

Source: How One Woman’s Food Redistribution App is Feeding Thousands – Shareable

Couple Transforms Destroyed Farmlands In India Into Wildlife Sanctuaries

for2-400x225For those seeking inspiration even though they have been told that one person can’t make a difference, look no further. This is actually a story about a couple who followed their passion for rehabilitating land, wildlife, and the fresh water supply in India despite the odds being stacked against them. Anil and Pamela Malhotra first […]

Source: Couple Buys Destroyed Farmlands In India And Naturally Transforms Them Into Wildlife Sanctuaries

Survival International Accuses WWF of Involvement in Violence and Abuse

“Tribal peoples have been dependent on and managed their environments for millennia. Despite this, big conservation organizations are partnering with industry and tourism and destroying the b…

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The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid

The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity: Business & Financing War (1997)

The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity, by Michael Maren, is a book about good intentions gone awry, in the realm of charitable assistance to Africa. The author argues that the international aid industry is a big business more concerned with winning its next big government contract than helping needy people. The focus of the book is Somalia. Among the organizations criticized are World Vision, Save the Children, Christian Children’s Fund, UNICEF, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, and USAID. The book argues that relief aid helped bolster the regime of Siad Barre.