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It would be easiest to do so for 10 million of the poorest. Microlending and clean water initiatives like Living Water give a lot of bang for the buck, both in providing water for small-scale agriculture and saving the immense amount of time and effort it takes just to haul water for drinking and household use, often poor quality water at that.

Yes its probably simpler for the poorest 10 million. For the urban poor(no agriculture) maybe some sort of 'become a microentrepreneur' movement would be more relevant? Maybe a Mechanical Turk for real-world tasks instead of computing tasks?

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