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The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz
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Dec 28, 09

Read in December, 2009

I had the good fortune to attend in person a lecture at my workplace by the amazing Jacqueline Novogratz. She is the kind you want to keep listening to as her message is so full of hope and she has walked the talk. The overarching theme I take away from it is that the financially poor are no different from us in that they value dignity and choices over and above charity or "help". Furthermore, there is no one silver bullet way of healing the world - traditional charity, aid, self help free markets, all have a role as is demonstrated by her organization 'The Acumen Fund'.
Each chapter in the book begins with a meaningful quote which sets the tone for the rest of the chapter. Her life is an inspiration and the book is great account of it and of what it has taught her. I highly highly recommend it.
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