Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, then Hong Kong chief secretary and Commission on Poverty chair, and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund Task Force chairman Stephen Cheung Yan-leung unveil the first batch of 25 innovative ventures for 25,000 beneficiaries, in Causeway Bay in May last year. The ventures were to test new approaches to alleviate poverty and prevent social exclusion. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

In Hong Kong’s fight against poverty, small acts can have big effects

Paul Yip and Geoff Chan say poverty is a complex social issue with no easy or immediate solution, but it is heart-warming that government efforts to alleviate the problem are being matched by altruistic moves from individuals and the community

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, then Hong Kong chief secretary and Commission on Poverty chair, and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund Task Force chairman Stephen Cheung Yan-leung unveil the first batch of 25 innovative ventures for 25,000 beneficiaries, in Causeway Bay in May last year. The ventures were to test new approaches to alleviate poverty and prevent social exclusion. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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