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Sharing the knowledge: Provide books for a year through a backpack for yours

Erica Ligenza

For many students in the United States, $3 will pay for half of a lunch. For many South Asian students, $3 will pay for textbooks for an entire year. Jatalo, a Dallas-based “one for one” organization, wants to empower students and customers alike. With every Jatalo backpack purchased, a child in one of their affiliate regions in Ethiopia, Tanzania, or India receives textbooks for a whole year.

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  • Annalee Shelton

    Brilliant! And $3 is such a low cost, there's no barrier to entry. I've been supporting Freedom Pak (, more expensive but with a similar mission and backed by a dynamite organization.