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(Formerly Peace Dividend Trust/PDT Global) We build markets, create jobs, and sustain peace in developing countries by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities. Learn more at our website
sad but true..heard about this several months ago.
Very true (that’s us at the source!). Models like TOMS make us feel great about improving someone’s life, but the work of connecting markets and supporting local entrepreneurs is, while less glamourous and much harder, ultimately much more important and vital to creating strong economies (not to toot our own horn too much… well, all right, I’ll toot it). TOMS is a band-aid solution, not an ultimate answer to the problem that they see and not an efficient use of aid money.
Won’t be posting here for some time, thank you all for following this blog and for all your contributions, comments and submissions - they’ve all been wonderful. I hope that you’ve all been able to see various sides of Africa that you may have previously never been exposed to.
For those of you interested, here’s a list of some of my favourite African-oriented blogs, both on tumblr and other sites.
Take good care of yourselves and never stop giving and learning.
No problem! Thank you so much for all your hard work, you’ve been such a fantastic resource for information, perspective and bringing new and challenging ideas on board; good luck in the future, and thanks again :)