The Globalization Task Force will show parts of the PBS documentary “The New Heroes” to look at how social entrepreneurs are working to break the cycle of poverty by empowering people to earn a living, including:
· Muhammad Yunus – “the banker to the poor” whose Grameen Bank provides loans to millions of families in Bangladesh
· Albina Ruiz Rios forming micro-enterprises to clean up garbage that is ruining the environment, contaminating water, and causing disease in Peru
Social entrepreneurs: courageous, compassionate, and committed to transforming society, these brilliant men and women have turned their business skills into tools for change, development, and hope. For them, profit is measured not in dollars and cents, but in lives saved and dignity restored. These iconoclastic thinkers use the power of capital, business savvy, and fertile imagination to help oppressed and impoverished people transform their own realities.
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Added by ICPJ on October 8, 2007