It made him realize that if "you want the world to be generous and action-oriented, YOU need to be generous and action-oriented first."
Sasha Dichter is director of business development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit VC for enterprises serving the poor. Acumen Fund promotes "patient capital"; they use philanthropic capital to make disciplined investments – loans or equity, not grants – that yield both financial and social returns. Any financial returns received are recycled into new investments.
I think the world needs this today. Just giving aid is not enough; using the aid that yields both financial and social returns will heal the world.
I am really inspired today! I am going to say yes for a month!