I've recently fallen in love with the podcasts that National Geographic is rolling out on a regular basis.
In one of them they've posted an interview with John Wood, an ex-Microsoft employee who got the idea of collecting books for impoverished schools in Nepal and Vietnam (and more countries?) after a vacation to the Himalayas.
He founded an organization called Room to Read and has started over 3,000 libraries already, saying he wants to set up more libraries than Starbucks has coffee shops.
But enough from me. Why not listen to this National Geographic episode yourself?