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GEO Research- Fall Week themes for eradicating poverty and hunger. By the officers. Fall Week. Goal #1 of UN Millennium Development Goals: Eradicating poverty and hunger 5 methods Hunger relief- David Agricultural training- Creb Agricultural technology- Niti Vocational training- Anu

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Geo research fall week themes for eradicating poverty and hunger

GEO Research- Fall Week themes for eradicating poverty and hunger

By the officers


Fall week

Fall Week

  • Goal #1 of UN Millennium Development Goals: Eradicating poverty and hunger

  • 5 methods

    • Hunger relief- David

    • Agricultural training- Creb

    • Agricultural technology- Niti

    • Vocational training- Anu

    • Microfinancing- Josephine


Hunger relief

Hunger Relief

  • Activities

    • Simulation of trying to eat with 1 dollar a day

    • Hunger sites

    • Write Letters about reforming Farm Bill (or meet with congress person)


Free the children

Free The Children

  • Largest organization of children helping children through education


Free the children cont

Free the Children (cont.)

  • International Volunteer Work in July

  • Partnership with Oprah, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  • Palo Alto Base

    • Workshops, speaker


Free the children cont1

Free the Children (cont.)

  • Choose country, facet to fundraise for

  • One facet is Alternative Income

    • micro-credit, skills training to empower women (support family and allow education for children)

    • Tailored to individuals, includes animals, sewing equipment, vocational training.


Vocational training

Vocational Training

  • Training that emphasizes skills and knowledgerequired for a particular jobfunction (such as typing or data entry) or a trade (such as carpentry or welding).


What needs to be done

What Needs to Be Done?

  • Well-organized, well-planned vocational training throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia (in particular), designed to address the complex needs of the labor market

    • Focuses

      • Women and girls’ training

      • Job placement after training

      • Hands-on experience in the workplace integrated into the curriculum

      • Address the constraints that prevent children from accessing vocational training

        • Gender-related barriers

        • Child Labor


Organization two project baobab

Organization Two – Project Baobab

  • http://www.projectbaobab.org/index.html

  • Provides a “crash” course in business management in Kenya

    • Located in primary schools, high schools, and prisons

  • Includes life skills on important issues: AIDS, gender empowerment

    • Tailored to the specific needs of the student


  • Microfinance

    Microfinance

    An organization gives a loan to poor entrepreneurs to allow them start a business. Once they start earning money from their businesses, they can pay back the loan and the interest, and that money can be re-invested to help other people.

    Hailed as the “silver bullet” to end poverty


    Possible activities

    Possible Activities

    • Ask Ms. Jackson to talk about the micro-finance activities she did and her experiences two years ago

    • Cambodia

    • Could provide with important resources

    • Some simulation activity that would show how a little investment can lead to a large return


    Programs

    Programs

    Covers all the main methods of relief from hunger and poverty

    Range of core programs to alleviate poverty in economic and social development, health, education, and human rights and legal services.


    Geo research fall week themes for eradicating poverty and hunger

    KIVA

    Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

    Based in San Francisco

    Featured on NPR


    Kiva s method

    KIVA’s Method

    • Lenders can choose specific entrepreneurs to lend money to

      • Can read about the entrepreneur’s profile, their occupation, their loan request, and how they plan to use the money

    • KIVA partners with large microfinance organizations all over the world to reach these people in need


    Example

    Example

    About the Entrepreneur

    Name: Todjidin Mirzoev Business Name: Sales Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Primary Activity: Clothing Sales Loan Requested: $600.00 Repayment Term: 6 months - repaid monthly Loan Use: To increase inventory Date Posted: Sep 21, 2008

    About the Field Partner

    Field Partner: MLF MicroInvest, a partner of ACDI/VOCA Field Partner Risk Rating: (Learn more)

    Fundraising Status: Active Time On Kiva: 18 months

    Kiva Entrepreneurs: 1622

    Total Loans: $1,207,600

    Delinquency Rate: 0.00%

    Default Rate: 0.00%


    Lending process

    Lending Process

    • We choose which entrepreneur to lend money to, and KIVA distributes the loans to that entrepreneur. Over time, the entrepreneur pays back the loan, and then we get the money we lent back, so we can re-invest it to help other entrepreneurs.


    Possible activity with kiva

    Possible Activity with KIVA

    • GEO could set up a lending team

      • Harker students (outside of GEO) could invest in KIVA on their own (and then have the option to get their money back),

      • We could see the total amount which has been lent by Harker students and its impact


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