self-reliance

Shhhhhh

I’m going to be quiet. Very still and quiet. I’m putting on my own oxygen mask before assisting others. I’m practicing self-care. Don’t look for me on social media. Don’t expect a reply to your email. I’m only taking calls from family and friends. I love and appreciate you. I enjoy sharing my journey online and learning about your journey, too. You have responded and commented on the content I share. You have cheered me on and sent well-wishes. I feel your love and support. The podcast and radio program will continue. I have prerecorded some amazing episodes that will appear every Monday. I have automated the sharing of quotes…

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Shhhhhh

129, Martin Burt, Fundación Paraguaya | The Poverty Stoplight

Martin Burt wants to eliminate poverty. He lets the poor measure poverty for themselves. Here are two truths that I’ve learned about social entrepreneurship. One, there is not a single, straight path to becoming a social entrepreneur. Two, it’s important to measure your impact. Martin Burt of Fundación Paraguaya illustrates both points. Martin’s path to social entrepreneurship began in Paraguay in the early 1980s, when it was ruled by a dictator. Because his family was not part of the dictatorship, he found it difficult to find a job. What does a social entrepreneur do in this situation? Start the country’s first social enterprise, of course. He started a microenterprise development…

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