Recently I discovered Room to Read. It's a global non profit started by an ex-marketing director of Microsoft that creates schools and libraries in third world countries. It's run like a profitable business and expanding like one too. They're opening more libraries a day then Starbucks or McDonalds can open stores.
As of their last quarter their stats are;
- Schools 1,450
- Libraries 12,522
- Books Published 591
- Books Distributed 10 million
- Girls' Education Participants 13,667
- Children Benefited 6.0 million
This doesn't include the over 500 children's books they've commissioned and published in local lanaguages to aid in their quest for world wide literacy.