We will always have the poor among us (Matthew 26:11), but over a billion living on less than $1 a day? It is natural for well-meaning individuals to work to change this situation. Intellectual entrepreneurs are no exception and endeavor to apply the best ideas to poverty alleviation.
A new multifaceted initiative, called PovertyCure, provides abundant materials and resources for those who want to createlasting solutions to poverty. The program is founded on the conviction that each human person can be a source of great creativity. It highlights the incentives needed to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that fills the developing world.
Almost 200 organizations from over 140 countries have become partners of PovertyCure. They include churches, missionary groups, charities, universities, non-profits, and businesses committed to a vision that recognizes the dignity and capacity of people to create value and prosperity for their families and communities. They range from very large organizations such as the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame, and religious oriented NGOs—such as the Anglican Relief Development Fund—as well as secular groups like Junior Achievement in Argentina.