Throughout 'A Dollar a Day,' you can find links to various 'interactions' - fun interactive activities you can play around with - embedded in various sections. Here, we have compiled a list of all the interactions, including slideshows and video clips, that appear on the site. Clicking on any one of them will open the interaction.
Just click on a link to an interaction you're interested in to get started! Note: these interactions require Flash Player, available for free online.
- Human Development Index Interactive Map:
Learn more about the Human Development Index (HDI) with this interactive map.
- Gini Coefficient Interactive Map:
Learn about inequality throughout the world with this interactive map.
- Lorenz Curve Demonstration:
Confused about the Gini Coefficient and Lorenz Curve? This interaction can help you understand these concepts better.
- A Map of Global Poverty:
Discover where poverty exists around the world, and get information on the nature of poverty in various regions such as Latin America and Southeastern Asia.
- Oral Rehydration Therapy Interaction:
This interaction shows how special liquid solutions can be made in the developing world to fight the dehydration caused by diarrhea, a disease that kills millions every year.
- The AIDS Clock:
See how fast the HIV/AIDS pandemic is spreading and learn about AIDS and poverty.
- A Little Goes a Long Way:
This interaction shows how little food relief costs when compared to other common goods. Enter a dollar amount, or choose an item from a list, and see how much food relief that amount could provide.
- Microcredit Interactive Story:
Discover how microcredit and microfinance can help impoverished people using this brief, illustrative story where you make the decisions.
- HIPC Initiative Interactive Map:
See where the various countries participating in the Highly Indebted Poor Country Initiative are located with this interactive map.
- Bricks Video:
See a brief video clip of a man who breaks bricks (for road material) for a living. The job pays about $1 a day.
- Chicken Video:
See a brief video clip of a chicken farm that was started with funds from the non-governmental organization known as the Bangladesh Relief Fund.
- Cow I Video:
See a brief video clip of a women and her cow. The cow was loaned to her in a microcredit operation running in her village - over time, she will pay back the loan and fully own the cow.
- Cow II Video:
This video clip shows more women and cows who are participating in the 'cow-lending' program that is being run by the Bangladesh Relief Fund and another NGO, 'GK.'
- Fishery Video:
See a brief video clip of another Bangladesh Relief Fund project - a fishery that uses man-made ponds to raise fish for market.
- High School Video:
See a brief video clip of a military high school in Bangladesh.
- School I Video:
See a brief video clip of a village schoolroom in Bangladesh. The school is located directly behind the high school shown in the above clip. Notice how different it is from the high school.
- School II Video:
See a brief video clip of the outside of a rural school.
- School III Video:
See the inside of a schoolroom in a small village in Bangladesh.
- School IV Video:
See a classroom in a poor school.
- Tea Gardens Video:
See a brief video clip of some tea gardens. These gardens employ many workers, who get paid around 42 cents a day.
- Weaving I Video:
See a brief video clip of a weaving business that employs many poor workers.
- Weaving II Video:
See another clip of the weaving business shown in the video above.