Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • A view of the Gariep Dam, South Africa

African Economies Up to the Global Challenge

Two foreign shoe sellers were once sent to Africa in search of new customers. At the sight of locals marching barefoot, the first retreated in despair. The second rejoiced at the untapped market. He ordered thousands of shoes, sold them to locals and became a wealthy man, or so the [...]

  • Locals outside the caso upendo exterior dignitas project in Kenya, Africa

The Dignitas Project: Private Low-Cost Schools in Mathare

I remember the first time I heard the concept of single mothers in a slum sending their children to private schools—I was 20 years old, and studying HIV-positive women entrepreneurs in Kibera. As I sat with a woman discussing her monthly spending, she told me she spent around 4000 shillings [...]

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