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Kids Establish Bank for Kids in Need


Photo: Voices of Youth

Facing no help from the established banking system, the street kids of India created their own bank to help other homeless runaways:

It’s here that street children who work come to place their money for safekeeping, and take out development or welfare advances to start a business or invest in things they need for school. The most impressive thing about this bank for kids and teens is that it was initiated, implemented and is operated by children. In fact, Satish Kumar, who was elected bank manager for the New Delhi branch of the children’s development ’khazana’ (Indian for ‘treasure chest’) doesn’t look a day over 12.

Oddity Central has more on this amazing story: Link

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July 31st, 2012

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