Tag Archives: poverty

Writer Pippa Biddle is Today’s Honoree

Philippa (Pippa) Biddle is a New York-based writer currently fixated on the global volunteer economy domestically and abroad. Her work has been published by The New York Times online, Antillean Media Group, The FBomb, MTV, Elite Daily, Go Overseas, Matador Network, and a slew of other publications and websites. She has … Continue reading

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Author John C. Neyland is Today’s Honoree

John C. Neyland was born into a troublesome home environment in South Louisiana. With an abusive father and a depressed, alcoholic mother, John experienced a hurtful and unloving childhood. At the age of fifteen, shortly after meeting the love of … Continue reading

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Dr. Kimberly Shriner Founder of The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project is Today’s Honoree

Approximately 35 million people worldwide are infected with HIV. Nearly 60 percent of those infected live in sub Saharan Africa where there is very limited medical care. For the past 15 years, infectious disease specialist Kimberly Shriner, M.D., has been leading an effort … Continue reading

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Uganda Native and Activist Kato Abdu is Today’s Honoree

Kato Abdu from Uganda, East Africa is the Programme Director of a Non Profit and a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called Integrated Community Development Initiative (ICODI). The major aim of the organization is to reduce on the high levels of … Continue reading

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Unusual Suspect Laura Leigh Hughes is Today’s Honoree

When asked of her motivation for starting The Unusual Suspects, founder Laura Leigh Hughes often tells the story of catching a falling ash in her hand. While this may sound like a metaphor for the spark of social consciousness, for … Continue reading

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Poverty Advocate Aimee Elizabeth Is Today’s Honoree

Aimee Elizabeth Aimee was a broke and homeless teenage girl. A throwaway kid at age fifteen. She was never in foster care, never received any government or charitable or assistance, and no money from family or friends. Aimee had many … Continue reading

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Today’s Honoree is Mohan “Michael” Ramchandani

Mohan “Michael” Ramchandani is the owner of Mohan’s Custom Tailors,  a leading custom clothing company based in New  York City. Mohan recognized that many unemployed and underemployed men  don’t have the budget to purchase their own suit for interviews. Therefore,  … Continue reading

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