Having lived in Africa, I know what a difference it can make. I also see it as a better way to help people in developing countries than charity. My hope is that entrepreneur can grow a sustainable business, and in the best case, even create jobs. Best of all, these people don’t feel like a charity case, they know they have to work hard to pay back the money. Having started several companies myself, I know what a difference that can make, not only to your self-esteem, but also to your work effort. Plus, knowing that others believe in you is a fantastic feeling.
Currently, I work at twidox, which I co-founded. Twidox is a free, user generated online library of ‘quality’ documents and other media that allows individuals and organisations to easily publish, share and search for them.