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.
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, and keep your eyes peeled for Thrive's streetwise salespeople this fall.