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Thrive Detroit makes "budding micropreneurs" of city's homeless

Give a hungry man a dollar, and it won't go far. Employ a homeless person as a self-starting entrepreneur selling newspapers on the streets for a dollar, and there's potential to change a life.

One of Kiva Detroit's crowdsourcing ventures is Delphia Simmons' Thrive Detroit, which aims to help the less fortunate by giving them the chance to work for a living. The city's homeless and vulnerably-housed can apply for jobs selling papers, while learning basic money management skills and launching their own business.

Check out the website here, and keep your eyes peeled for Thrive's streetwise salespeople this fall.
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