Wednesday, March 21, 2007

"The End of Poverty" and "Integrated Community Development"

The coordinator of the non-profit organization I'm volunteering for kindly spent a time for me at a coffee shop today.

He mentioned the book by Jeffrey Sachs, "The End of Poverty". I bought the book right away. The back cover had a comment by Jared Diamond, the author of "Collapse", which I enjoyed reading (actually, listening to its audiobook).

Also he mentioned the concept of "Integrated Community Development".

I list the programs/organizations he mentioned:
- Millennium Promise
- Aga Khan Foundation
- Dhan Foundation
- Habitat for Humanity
- Opportunity International, also Opportunity International Canada

I am very excited.

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