Tactics of Hope: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World

Tactics of Hope: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World

by Wilford H. Welch


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The Tactics of Hope is a call to action for individuals around the world who are concerned about global issues such as poverty, human rights, social justice, and environmental sustainability, but are not clear what steps they might best take to move from concern to effective action. The book recounts the inspiring stories of twenty-seven social entrepreneurs, offering readers innovative approaches to tackling the pressing issues of our time themselves. Wilford Welch's global mosaic brings together stories of disparate individuals who are, each in their own way, helping to create a shared vision of progress. Social entrepreneurs see opportunities where others see barriers. Daring to think outside the box, they are part of the fastest-growing grassroots movement in human history. This book is both a celebration of the individual successes of today and a guide for what is possible tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601090140
Publisher: Palace Publishing Group, LP
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Wilford Welch's career has been devoted to understanding and taking action to address global challenges - as a U.S. diplomat in Asia, a professor of international business, the publisher of a world affairs publication and as an international business consultant. In 2004 he co-founded the Quest for Global healing initiative which brings thousands of people together from around the world every other year to help transform their concerns over environmental and social challenges into concrete initiatives. Wilford has degrees from Yale, Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Sausalito, California.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Desmond Tutu     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     xv
The Power of Individuals to Transform Our World     1
Hope and Possibility     3
Becoming a Social Entrepreneur     21
Social Entrepreneurs     31
Health     33
Saude Crianca Renascer: Brazil   Vera Cordeiro     34
Partners in Health: Haiti, Russia, Guatemala, Peru, the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa   Paul Farmer     41
PlayPumps: Sub-Saharan Africa   Trevor Field   Paul Ristic     46
Riders for Health: Africa   Andrea Coleman   Barry Coleman     50
Child and Family Wellness Shops (CFWshops): Kenya   Liza Kimbo     56
Education     63
Room to Read: Asia and Africa   John Wood     64
Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED): Africa   Ann Cotton     70
CIDA City Campus: South Africa   Taddy Blecher     75
Committee for Democracy in Information Technology (CDI): Brazil   Rodrigo Baggio     80
Microcredit     87
Kiva: Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe   MattFlannery   Jessica Flannery     89
Fundacion San Miguel Arcangel: Dominican Republic   Marcelino San Miguel     94
The Philippine Youth Employment Network (PYEN): The Philippines   Audrey Codera     99
Fair Trade     105
World of Good: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States   Priya Haji     107
RugMark Foundation: South Asia and the United States   Kailash Satyarthi   Nina Smith     111
21st Century Leaders: Africa, Asia and Latin America   Charlotte di Vita     115
Turquoise Mountain Foundation: Afghanistan   Rory Stewart     120
Human Rights and Social Justice     125
Mapendo International: Africa   Sasha Chanoff     127
International Bridges to Justice: China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burundi, Rwanda and Zimbabwe   Karen Tse     132
Search for Common Ground: Africa, the Middle East and Asia   John Marks   Susan Collin Marks     137
Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation     143
Roots of Peace: Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Croatia and Iraq$dHeidi, Gary Kuhn and Family     144
International Committee of the Red Cross, Orthopedic Center: Afghanistan   Alberto Cairo     153
The Idea Village: New Orleans   Tim Williamson     156
Next Level Foundation School: New Orleans   Rosalind Jones Larkins     162
The Environment and the Restoration of a Sustainable Planet     167
The Pachamama Alliance: Ecuador and the United States   Lynne Twist   Bill Twist     169
The Ella Baker Center: The United States   Van Jones     175
Coral Reef Restoration Project: Bali and Indonesia   Agung Prana     181
Brighter Planet Visa: The United States   Jake Whitcomb   Andy Rossmeissl     184
Other Agents of Change: Intrapreneurs, Philanthropreneurs and Celebrities     191
Resources     199
Champions and Funders     200
Schools, Books, Magazines and Networks     203
Online Resources     207
Index     218
About the Author and Contributing Editor     228

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