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Jacqueline Novogratz:
An escape from poverty

TED2009 · 7:30 · Filmed Feb 2009
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Jacqueline Novogratz: An escape from poverty
7:30 · Filmed February 2009 at TED2009 · Subtitles available in 33 languages

Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.

Social entrepreneur
Jacqueline Novogratz founded and leads Acumen, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor. In her book "The Blue Sweater" she tells stories from the philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid. Full bio
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