The Blue Sweater

The Blue Sweater

Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in An Interconnected World

Book - 2009
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A book of hope written by a practical idealist who won't take 'no' for an answer when it comes to building a better world."--Former U.S. senator Bill Bradley

Jacqueline Novogratz left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Novogratz tells gripping stories with unforgettable characters. She shows how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called "patient capital" can help make people self-sufficient and can change millions of lives.

More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to addressing poverty, The Blue Sweate r is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.

Jacqueline will donate her paperback royalties to Acumen Fund and other organizations fighting for social change.
Publisher: New York : Rodale : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, [2009], ©2009
ISBN: 9781605294766
Branch Call Number: 339.46 No
Description: xiv, 306 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 29, 2020

This is narrative of an incredible forward thinking woman with ideas and energy to help serve poor people in Africa, India and Pakistan. She was able connect large donors w/ projects that enabled poor people to have access to money, loans and ideas where they could become self sufficient w/ food, water, businesses. She had a special interest in helping women. She is a huge force for good in the world! Impressive efforts!

Dec 09, 2015

Excellent book for anyone interested in working with nonprofits. A very candid and real account of international aid and work abroad.


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