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Kiva – loans that change lives

on December 17th, 2008 by Rebeccca

Loan as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur in the developing world – you can read about each person and their business idea. Communicate with them. Track their repayments. You choose who to lend to – whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in [...]

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Playing for Change

on December 9th, 2008 by Rebeccca

Connecting the world through music. This documentary film records street musicians and people singing outdoors from all over the world. They sing/play different parts of the same song and the magical technicians layer it together. Here is a portion of “One Love” from the DVD: And “Stand By Me”: Playing for Change website

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give a laptop. get a laptop. change the world

on December 6th, 2008 by Rebeccca

Just reading about this gives me shivers. Ever since I first started using ‘Gopher’ and ‘Mosaic’ to access information from my cabin in the woods of Saskatchewan in the early 90′s, I was an internet junkie. It felt like my tunnel-vision life opened up and the opportunity was endless. Now here is Nicholas Negroponte with [...]

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