Helping a family in Africa is now as easy as texting them from your couch thanks to GiveDirectly, which is a non-profit that uses text messages to make direct cash transfers to impoverished people in Kenya. Worldview talks to economist Paul Niehaus, one of the organization’s founders, about the concept behind this new form of aid money. Also, search teams have been deployed to look for the victims of an avalanche that buried 138 Pakistani soldiers and civilians on the Siachen Glacier. At 22,000 feet, the heavily militarized border between Pakistan and India is known as the “world’s highest battlefield.” Worldview talks with Harish Kapadia, a mountaineer who has seen the army-controlled landscape firsthand.
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