She feels all the work she’s done in her life has been preparation for what she is doing now: giving hope to the thousands of poor people living in slums around the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. But Ingrid Munro says it’s the most important job she’s ever held in her life, though it isn’t exactly an easy job, as it entails convincing the desperately poor that there is a way out of the poverty trap. They don’t believe in tomorrow; to them everything is now, s...
Knowledge @ Wharton published an article on the living conditions of India?s rural poor, and on the shortcomings of central and state-funded government housing programs. The author, Abraham George, maintains that the primary reason for failure is an exclusive focus on providing low-cost...