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How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World
Reviewed by The Editors on Sept. 1, 2008
In the face of unrelenting signs that global structures are breaking down comes this inspiring reminder that a new vision is breaking through. “Social entrepreneurs” is the name being given to a large and growing group of change agents who are marrying their passion for service with new tools of problem solving. At the intersection of their work is an effective convergence of nonprofit ideals, private enterprise efficiency, and creative public-sector support. The range of their projects is impressive—in health, fair trade, sustainability, human rights, and other areas—and projects are happening in every corner of the planet. Dozens are profiled in this book, from educating the poor in South Africa to training women for employment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A strong sense of can-do and how-to enliven Welch’s informative profiles, and the resource section offers plenty of useful ideas to help you start manifesting your own vision of hope.