Sunday, September 4, 2011

Empower a Microbusiness with Solar Powered Light Bulbs

Do you believe in empowering smaller entrepreneurs around the globe? Check out this solar light bulb that could potentially make a huge impact on the 1.4 billion people around the world who don't have access to an electrical grid. This social entrepreneur believes that the charity model of aid used by nonprofit organizations doesn't work -- despite its good intentions. Instead he believes selling the solar bulbs in a capitalist free market, instead of donating them, will help more people in developing countries. Social entrepreneurship helps create more jobs and a network of dealers and distributors that can then be utilized to sell more/other products and ultimitely build a more robust economy in developing countries.

Thank you Chris Swanda for this great article.

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1 comment:

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