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“Good News” articles to provide you with inspiration and hope that there is still good in the world. People from all walks of life are making an impact by doing good, and so can you!
Refugee Camp in Jordan Runs on Blockchain
At this refugee camp in Jordan, people buy groceries by scanning with an eye scan instead of paying with cash. This is all made possible by the World Food Programme (WFP) and blockchain technology. Refugees’ identity is often hard to come by because of either being lost, seized, destroyed or never documented in the first place. This can lead to problems with them finding work and making money. Blockchain allows the WFP to cut costs on printed money and banking and directly provide aid to these refugees and keep track of their accounts. Read the whole story here.
Double Amputee Summits Mt. Everest
Xia Boyu is a 69-year-old man who finally conquered Mt. Everest on his fifth attempt. He has been trying to reach the summit for over 40 years and actually lost his feet from frostbite on his first attempt. He later experienced a rare form of blood cancer that required both his legs be amputated above the knee. Xia never gave up despite not being able to reach the top because of many different weather conditions that made him turn back. He now is the second double amputee to accomplish this feat. Read the full story to learn about what odds he overcame to do this.
Sheamoisture Company Committed to Community Reinvestment
Sheamoisture has invested more than $2 million into supporting entrepreneurs and sustainable programs. They have provided access to clean drinking water for thousands and brought leadership training and so much more to women of color in underserved communities. Watch this video to see all they are doing.
Woman Creates Program That Helps Kids Get Into College
Suzanne Dukes created a college initiative at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida after volunteering at the club for 14 years. The kids she helps call her a “counselor, confidante and visionary, able to see possibilities for them that they cannot yet grasp for themselves.” She helps find the right tutors to bolster their SAT scores, helps them find scholarships, and develops partnerships with colleges. Read the whole story here to see how she is making an impact.
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