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Community solidarity must therefore become an integral part of a global citizen movement to contribute to human progress.Although community pooling of funds is not new, large payment platforms such as WeChat, GoFundMe and M-Changa have digitized solidarity, making it easier than ever for communities around the world to cooperate in addressing problems and responding to crises.After the tsunami, individuals could not respond directly to help the affected communities in Southeast Asia and Africa.Stunting, or chronic malnutrition, is a huge problem that cries out for community collaboration to address it.The initiative, which is hosted by the U.N. Capital Development Fund, is based on the successful innovative finance organization UNITAID, whose $3 billion fund to fight diseases is financed by an air-ticket solidarity levy implemented in 10 countries.People are the world's most important resource, yet stunting limits human capabilities and reduces current investment in the future.By pooling resources locally, women across Africa and Asia are raising their communities' living standards.
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