self-adjustable eyeglasses

Self-Adjustable Eyeglasses

Many people around the world have poor vision and suffer from it. People in rich countries can solve the problem easily by glasses or contact lenses, but many people in developing countries cannot afford it. According to The World Health Organization, approximately 517 million people in developing countries are visually impaired. Poor vision affects public…

SC Poverty

Poverty In South Carolina

Every year as thousands of organizations, charities, and groups prepare to gather goods like clothing, toiletries, and canned food items, millions of indigent American citizens wait until major holidays, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, to receive the help they desperately need. Although the desire and drive from these organizations to raise funds and donate to…

A New War on Poverty

“Great Society is not a safe harbor, a resting place, a final objective, a finished work. It is a challenge constantly renewed, beckoning us toward a destiny where the meaning of our lives matches the marvelous products of our labor.” -Lyndon B. Johnson, Commencement Address at the University of Michigan. May 22, 1964 In 1965,…

Microfinancing and Kiva

Anyone who has ever watched the nightly news or read a newspaper can tell you that there are major issues across the world, from hunger to poverty to gender discrimination. At this point, I could go into detail about one of these things and tell you all about the great extent of it and how…

The New Poverty: A Silent Epidemic

A week or so ago, I was sitting in my desk during economics, listening to a lecture about decision making by my incredibly loud and opinionated teacher. We all know the type: red as a brick, loud as a train, and who just ends up pointing to inanimate objects and quivering students very, very frequently.…