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  • Kristin Pedemonti

    In the end, it truly is the small actions that add up over time to become something larger than we may Ever have imagined. PoP is doing GREAT work in recognizing how to bridge the gap. Thank you for sharing yet Another inspiring story. Here's to giving what we can of our skill set to uplift wherever/whenever we are able! HUG!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Love how he did this with such a small investment: "After deciding to leave Bain, Adam founded PoP in 2008 with an investment of $25 dollars, and has not looked back since. He has visited hundreds of small towns across six continents, handing out pencils to thousands of children. Today PoP has built over 170 schools in Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Laos, and continues to expand to newer territories. Without any major donors during his start-up, Adam went about building a community of people who believed in his cause. After going to his circle of friends to build a large online community, PoP has nurtured more than 35,000 fundraisers and corporate connections."
    We love Pencils of Promise at GOOD. Learn more from the founder here too -- he has some great tips about how to pursue your own social enterprise: