Earth Treasury's mission is to fill in the gaps in existing poverty projects, notably One Laptop Per Child, to create an integrated and sustainable program for speedily ending the scourges of poverty and powerlessness. Current gaps include

  • The ability to discuss the issues with the poor and involve them in the planning
  • Sustainable and renewable electric power sources for the poorest and most remote villages
  • Affordable high-speed village Internet connections
  • Microfinance for electricity and Internet
  • A complete rethinking of educational software and textbooks now that computers for children are becoming affordable
  • A new understanding of the economics of poverty and prosperity
  • A new set of fundamental human rights, including information, health care, and access to markets
  • Funding

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