Be-ing the change…

Be-ing the change you want – Business of Life –

initiative turns the development debate on its head: Instead of getting people from rich privileged backgrounds to provide solutions to problems, it believes that young people from that particular background can provide solutions to—and, in fact, know the exact nature of the problem. “No one asked the poorest people to solve their problems,” says Heydlauff.

I think this is such a cool idea. Frankly, at times I feel that external parties can come in and complicate the issue overmuch. This way people can solve their own problems with the right funding – my feeling is that this is true empowerment and there is no reason this should be a charity.

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