How crowdfunding drives development

How crowdfunding drives development

Crowdfunding is enabling more aid organisations, charities and civic projects to bypass traditional fundraising techniques. In August, two Norwegian students raised $32,000 (£20,000) on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to fund life-saving surgery for Roona, an 18-month-old girl from Tripura, India. She had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition which causes swelling of the brain. Roona is now in recovery, but the campaign to save...

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Entrepreneur looks to crowdfunding to help cities pay for the things we want and need

With the world on the computer screen, Jase Wilson can get philosophical about cities. Zooming in on Tokyo’s cityscape at night, brought to him courtesy of Google, Wilson says: “It’s like a circuit board. It’s beautiful.” Next to the sparkling grid of one of the world’s largest cities, Wilson calls up a picture of a brain, its neural paths rendered in luminescent colors. “What’s the real difference?” he asks. Some of that...

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