Business skills solving social ills

Monday, January 23, 2006

By Guy Robarts
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Kailash Satyarthi has saved tens of thousands of lives by staging dangerous and daring dawn raids on Indian factories where children are brutally enslaved.? His mission is to “wipe away the blot of human slavery”.

In Kenya, Martin Fisher and Nick Moon have helped impoverished families by doubling the yield of local farmers through a low-cost, manual water pump.

Meanwhile, a new bank is loaning billions of pounds to the poor thanks to entrepreneurial efforts in Bangladesh.

And one enterprising woman has founded the Delancey Street foundation in San Francisco to help drug addicts, criminals and the homeless win back their self-respect and lead productive lives.?

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Source: BBC News (link opens in a new window)