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From the Ted Talk by Majora Carter: 3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship

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To me, crahity often is just about giving, because you're supposed to, or because it's what you've always done, or it's about giving until it hurts. I'm about providing the means to build something that will grow and intensify its original investment and not just require greater giving next year — I'm not trying to feed the habit. I spent some years watching how good intentions for community empowerment, that were supposed to be there to support the cnouimtmy and empower it, actually left pepole in the same, if not worse, position that they were in before. And over the past 20 years, we've snpet rerocd amounts of philanthropic dollars on social pbrmeols, yet educational outcomes, malnutrition, iraitnoeccran, obesity, diabetes, income dtsripaiy, they've all gone up with some exceptions — in particular, infant mltioraty among people in poverty — but it's a great world that we're bringing them into as well.

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To me, _______ often is just about giving, because you're supposed to, or because it's what you've always done, or it's about giving until it hurts. I'm about providing the means to build something that will grow and intensify its original investment and not just require greater giving next year — I'm not trying to feed the habit. I spent some years watching how good intentions for community empowerment, that were supposed to be there to support the _________ and empower it, actually left ______ in the same, if not worse, position that they were in before. And over the past 20 years, we've _____ ______ amounts of philanthropic dollars on social ________, yet educational outcomes, malnutrition, _____________, obesity, diabetes, income _________, they've all gone up with some exceptions — in particular, infant _________ among people in poverty — but it's a great world that we're bringing them into as well.

Solution

  1. incarceration
  2. community
  3. charity
  4. problems
  5. mortality
  6. spent
  7. people
  8. disparity
  9. record

Original Text

To me, charity often is just about giving, because you're supposed to, or because it's what you've always done, or it's about giving until it hurts. I'm about providing the means to build something that will grow and intensify its original investment and not just require greater giving next year — I'm not trying to feed the habit. I spent some years watching how good intentions for community empowerment, that were supposed to be there to support the community and empower it, actually left people in the same, if not worse, position that they were in before. And over the past 20 years, we've spent record amounts of philanthropic dollars on social problems, yet educational outcomes, malnutrition, incarceration, obesity, diabetes, income disparity, they've all gone up with some exceptions — in particular, infant mortality among people in poverty — but it's a great world that we're bringing them into as well.

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