23 Aug '11, 4pm

Social Entrepreneurship Building Economies in the Developing... via @justmeans

Social Entrepreneurship Building Economies in the Developing... via @justmeans

Social Entrepreneurship Building Economies in the Developing World Social entrepreneurship is about making money, though not at the cost of the community or planet. Paul Polak , a social entrepreneur believes this is the way forward for the developing world as opposed to the charity model used by Non-Government-Organisations (NGOs), which he says does not work, irrespective of the good intentions. Paul says, "Many NGOs say it's making money on the back of the poor, but I love to make money on the back of the poor. You can feel really good about yourself giving stuff away, but if you are going to sell things to people, you need to have respect for them because no one is going to buy something if you have contempt for them." Social entrepreneurs believe the best way to help people is to treat them as consumers and if you can sell to them, you help them. Paul Polak has worked...

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