Benevolent Is Like Kiva for the Silicon Valley’s Working Poor

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Ask the average American what comes to mind when they think of Silicon Valley, and you’ll often hear answers about the area’s booming technology sector. Less discussed even among the technology community is the skyrocketing number of poor and homeless people who live just miles from the doorsteps of such business behemoths as Google and Amazon

Silicon Valley’s technologists are beginning to pay close attention to the problem, which is evidenced by a 20% rise in homelessness over the last two years, a dramatic increase in food stamp participation and a drop in average income for minority groups Read more…

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