The hardest part of changing the world is figuring out how to begin. We often think it will take a huge amount of resources, but with only US$25, American Adam Braun managed to make a difference.
When Braun was in college, he was traveling in India, where he met a poor young boy. He asked the boy that if he could have one thing, what would it be? The boy said he wanted an ordinary pencil. Later when Braun got a job on Wall Street, the boy’s wish stayed with him. In 2008, Braun opened an account and deposited US$25. It was a humble beginning of his charity, Pencils of Promise, which was founded with the goal of building schools in the developing world.