End poverty? Sometimes it really may take a village

December 11, 2014 8:27 PM

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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A French countess, who sold off her jewels, artwork and real estate to build an unusual village-based anti-poverty program, plans to release details of the initiative next year as an open source tool-kit for other NGOs.

With assistance from experts at Harvard University and the $100 million she raised from auctions, Albina du Boisrouvray created the FXBVillage model, as part of her FXB International NGO.

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