One Woman Making a Difference in Afghanistan

The world is changing. And one way that it’s changing fast is that the likes of venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki are nowadays as engaged by making a difference as making money.

He says the most inspiring tale of entrepreneurship he’s heard in 2006 is not the one about a few young guys in a garage starting YouTube and making a billion dollars, but the story of a female entrepreneur in Afghanistan, who employs 260 women making leather goods.

For me, this story highlights many themes that are important:

  • The power of the entrepreneurial spirit, especially compared to the way that many traditional charities and non-profits operate
  • The shift in business consciousness, as more and more people are at least as interested in fulfillment and making a difference as making a pile of money
  • The rise of global partnerships and the increasing solidarity between the rich and the poor

These are things to celebrate, take heart from, and work to expand.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in international development, poverty, social enterprise, society. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to One Woman Making a Difference in Afghanistan

  1. Najla says:

    i really loved the this women are trying to change thier lives in afghanistan

  2. Belladonna says:

    Just found your site doing a blogsearch for “microfinance”. You’ve got some GREAT stuff here! I will be back for sure.

  3. torchwolf says:

    Glad you like it Belladona!

    And look forward to future conversations with you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s