Ian MacMillan & James Thompson
Bureaucratic headaches happen in every country. Social enterprises are particularly vulnerable to such obstacles, especially if the start-up disrupts the status quo and must then defend itself against resistance by entrenched interests. Every one of our projects has been hampered by one or more instances of official inertia, lack of support, bureaucratic foot-dragging, or even outright corruption.
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In rural Ethiopia, a river three football fields wide can prevent a child from getting to the closest medical clinic. The problem: no bridges to bypass bodies of water.
A basic footbridge could solve the dilemma, yet countless communities in the developing world lack this simple structure.
Bridges to Prosperity aims to resolve this issue. The Denver-based nonprofit builds footbridges…Continue
Esha Chhabra and Monica Gray
A child dies from diarrhea or pneumonia every 15 seconds. Hand washing alone could reduce diarrhea by 45 percent and pneumonia by 23 percent. Yet to many in the developing world, the link between hand washing and these life-threatening conditions is simply not known.
Upon learning of these figures, Indian actress and mother Kajol Devgan (known mononymously as “…Continue
A look at IRS figures dating back to 1913 reveals that the gulf separating the richest and poorest Americans is wider today than it has been in more than 80 years. Perhaps nowhere is that divide more stark than in New York City, where some of the nation’s richest and poorest neighborhoods are separated by just a few stops on the subway.…Continue