A crash course in changing the world.
There was an interesting article in the WSJ regarding Haiti and how aid is hurting small businesses. See link below.
Posted on March 4, 2010 at 7:18pm
As my heart began growing for the poor/oppressed, and injustice - there were two books in particular that stand out for me.Continue
Posted on March 4, 2010 at 4:47pm
The secret most helpful for me to remember is the importance of understanding the full context of who you are trying to help - culture, resources, environment, mentality...
I learned this first hand as I was working with a orphanage in Haiti who was trying to develop sustainable food sources. After looking into a varied approach and preparing to implement agricultural programs and a tilapia farm, we quickly discovered that as people removed form their daily life we failed to…Continue
Posted on March 3, 2010 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments
The hero I selected is Pierre Tami of Hagar International. Hagar seeks to combine social programs with social enterise to develop long term, sustainable solutions.
Pierre and his wife founded Hagar. Hagar seeks to rescue women from the evils of human trafficking and provide opportunities for them to rebuild their lives and become healthy contributors to their communities.
They have established several enterprises (businesses) to provide career paths for these…Continue
Posted on March 3, 2010 at 7:11pm — 2 Comments