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London housing crisis will push us into poverty

Average house prices in London have grown by 10 percent year-on-year, forcing thirtysomethings perilously close to the edge of poverty.

George Osborne didn’t announce this in his imperious budget last week, but he did confirm one thing: the housing crisis in London is completely out of control. 644 more words

Things Are Not Alwasy As They Seem!

In the field of the heavenly task, I was assigned a young protégé. The first house we travelled was a multi-millionaire, known for his brilliant invention. 533 more words

Books That Bring Life - The Drinkable Book

Two topics that are regularly discussed when poverty stricken countries come up in conversation are clean water and literacy. Not only do a great deal of families not have access to clean, drinkable water, causing thousands of diseases each year, children are also not getting the oppurtunities to learn to read, and to be educated. 189 more words

Zest For Life

The women 'sewing' their own harvest

This is slightly different to my usual posts, not just because it’s shorter (!) but to promote an initiative that I’ve witnessed first hand. Some of you will know that I went on… 457 more words

Muhammad Yunus

A university must not be an island where academics reach out to higher and higher levels of knowledge without sharing any of their findings.
– Muhammad Yunus… 19 more words


For the days when helping hurts [you]

At first, I thought she cheated my son.

But when, yielding to my call, she trudged back up the steep grade of our hill, my frustration softened. 843 more words