Clint spreading the mission to reduce global poverty

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It all began with one person, a laptop, and a belief that the United States should be doing more to address global poverty.

In 1999, while working as a young volunteer in refugee camps during the Kosovo War and genocide, Clint Borgen saw the need for an organization that could bring U.S. political attention to severe poverty. In 2003, after graduating from Washington State University, Borgen began developing the organization. In need of startup funding, the former United Nations intern took a job living on a fishing vessel in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. From this humble beginning, in one of the most remote locations on earth, The Borgen Project was developed and launched by one person with a laptop and a budget that came from his Alaska paychecks. Today, The Borgen Project is headquartered in Seattle and one man's project has turned into a national, web-based campaign aimed at making leaders of the most powerful nation on earth do right for the world's poor.

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Nick Gottuso says ... on Wednesday, May 2 at 8:20 PM

Mr Borgen is truly an inspiration...Clint has devoted his life to educating citizens and government officials about the huge disparities between the developed and undeveloped world, and the small investment / high return efforts that can help so much

Ritu Bhat says ... on Wednesday, Feb 22 at 12:46 PM

Mr are a great inspiration!!!

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