Pennies for Peace was founded by Greg Mortenson, co-author of Three Cups of Tea. The program helps build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. By participating in Pennies for Peace you make a positive impact on a global scale, one penny at a time. While a penny is virtually worthless, in impoverished countries a penny buys a pencil and opens the door to literacy. Overseas, pennies can move mountains! Here in the States it coses millions to build schools, yet it can be done for $12,000 in Pakistan and Afghanistan.