Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Where Dignity Starts
Jacqueline Novogratz on escaping poverty | Video on TED.com
Jacqueline Novogratz tells a story about her encounter with a woman named Jane from Nairobi. As a child, Jane dreamed of becoming a doctor and marrying the perfect man but after a turn of events, she became a prostitute. Little did Jane know, her childhood dreams would soon be fulfilled in a way she’d never imagined. Jane’s story shows just how far hope, persistence, and a little help can take a person.
“When systems are broken like the ones that we’re seeing around the world, it’s an opportunity for invention and for innovation. It’s an opportunity to truly build a world where we can extend services and products to all human beings so that they can make decisions and choice for themselves. I truly believe it’s where dignity starts…” -- Jacqueline Novogratz
GlassFrog blogger, Sherisse