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Working for change: Samasource redefines international aid

On Need to Know, we do a lot of reporting about the world’s problems. But we’re premiering a new series about people coming up with creative solutions — it’s called “Agents of Change.”

This, our first installment, deals with a thought-provoking question: in this age of globalization and ever-increasing technology, is the notion of giving charity simply outdated? We went to the Pop Tech conference – a gathering of some of the worlds leading tech and social innovators – and met a young woman who’s come up with a modern and some say controversial version of giving aid.