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Sep 2, 2011

Innate "Fisherman"

Jessica Jackley What do you think of people in poverty? Maybe what Jessica Jackley once did: "they" need "our" help, in the form of a few coins in a jar. The co-founder of talks about how her attitude changed -- and how her work with microloans has brought new power to people who live on a few dollars a day.

Xilca Alvarez, Founder Clean Slate
Felice Caringal, Pres. Bagong Payatas Community Ventures

Who knew Pinoy Entrepreneurs are highly conscious of Quality in their products. So who started the rumors that Pinoy Product is crap?

Lessons from 'Asian Nobel': India's Harish Hande

"'Do not look at the poor as the bottom of the pyramid market from where you can extract money. How do you help them? How do you help them create assets?'
In the process, the 44-year-old engineer attacked a persistent myth that the poor could not afford the best technology, nor could they maintain and use it productively.

This myth has stood in the way of spreading solar technology and its benefits—cost-efficiency, clean energy, mitigation of climate change and improvements in the quality of life—among the poor in India, where nearly half of all households do not have electricity.

...Hande said the less fortunate should not be looked down as mere consumers. They should be empowered, he said, and treated as partners. "I have to contribute to that growth..."
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- "Indian Puts Solar Power Technology
in Hands of Poor"

By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
Philippine Daily Inquirer

When the pugilist turned Congressman Manny Pacquiao said that he was going to help the poor during his campaign, I thought this was how his going to do it since his a businessman himself. I'm very disappointed to see what his "solutions" turned out to be - a new game show in his name, just another egoistic politician.

People like Jessica Jackley, Atty. Xilca Alvarez (I can't find a link about her, just the vid above), Harish Hande, etc. are people who shows concrete and provide real solutions.

Cong. Pacquiao is just giving away "Fish." How long do you think will that last and what happens then?