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Review for Planet Startup, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I joined with Planet Startup last year because I finally found a non-profit which I felt was doing something concrete. Instead of being some charity that provides, books, food or other items which are just given out to a local selected population as some sort of instant panacea or bandage to a condition, Planet Startup provide hands-on education and real world business tools that create new entrepreneurial skills in people separated from the common place business environments most of the world enjoys. Planet Startup assists in the building of enterprises - with education, equipment and most importantly, mental support of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit - in remote locations where no such enterprises could have ever gotten started without their aid. They shine a light of tomorrow on backwaters that are often mired in the past. They give real hope of a better future than any food ration, community development project or other common charity work could ever hope to do because they help instill a knowledge base combined with real world skills that teaches a man "to fish, as opposed to giving him a fish to eat". This is the way of the future of global assistance - providing the path to self sustaining lives not a dole that perpetuates dependence.

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