UN SDG #1 No Poverty UN SDG #1
UN SDG #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth UN SDG #8

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Developing Community Based Emergency Funds

Instead of helping people after they've fallen into poverty, as the US social safety net does, we should target those who have just returned to full-time work, those in training to increase their employability, and veterans returning to civilian life, giving just-in-time, one-off loans at the exact moment when those modest funds could prevent the need for much longer term state aid.

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Developing Community Based Emergency Funds

Instead of helping people after they've fallen into poverty, as the US social safety net does, we should target those who have just returned to full-time work, those in training to increase their employability, and veterans returning to civilian life, giving just-in-time, one-off loans at the exact moment when those modest funds could prevent the need for much longer term state aid.
300M
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$281.6B
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Members of the general public could make small ($10-15) emergency grants to low-income workers, veterans, etc. This type of one-off donation to someone in need could be the turning point for someone in need.

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