Category Archives: Fighting Poverty

As a direct consequence of walking the Camino, I came to travel to San Francisco and upon return from there discovered Kiva and the idea of microcredits. And I started reading “Banker to the Poor” by Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank, and got the feeling the way they work could actually be the solution of many problems we suffer globally.

Kiva is a non-profit organization where you can make small loans to people in 3rd world countries. This enables them to build up their businesses and fosters entrepreneurship. And I am fully convinced that that’s the most sustainable way to work against poverty. Check out Kiva on www.kiva.org and convince yourself of their mission.

I’ll hit the road during the next months and will try to get a first-hand glimpse into how microfinance works.

Lets talk Social Entrepreneurship

Imagine an enterprise creating value, which isn’t distributed to shareholders but instead reinvested for social purposes. Or an enterprise, which aims at actively working on a specific social problem. Sounds strange to you? Let’s be honest: you’re not alone there – simply because we’re used to the thinking that organizations working for the social good are not supposed to make any profit. Furthermore, we tend to believe that enterprises are supposed to make profit but not work in the social sector. Is our world really that simple? Continue reading

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Why Poverty?

Found a great series of really informative videos exploring different topics around poverty on youtube. They do not dive into the issues very deeply, but I do think they can do a great deal to educate the public. Poverty is … Continue reading

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Why (little child asking questions)

A song I wrote about 1.5 years ago and never sang in public up to now. It’s about a little child asking questions noone can really answer. I think it fits really well to what I want to do as … Continue reading

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“If you take the best seed of the tallest tree in the forest and plant it in a little flower pot to let it grow…it grows into but a small tree. Even though it looks like the bigger tree, it … Continue reading

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My crowdfunding video (Dancing in the Rain)

My goofy video explaining why I am crowdfunding. Yeah I know – I am not exactly the entertainer. Sorry for that! 🙂 (Unbelievable what we do to reach goals, right? Walking 500miles or more. Then making videos. What the heck! … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding for my next project!

Hey there I started a crowdfunding campaign for my next project. I want to work in a non-profit organization fighting poverty for a few months and need a financial basis in order to do so. Non-profits rely on the passion … Continue reading

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