Author: Jacqueline Novogratz
ISBN: 9966 36229 0
Price: Kshs 570.00
“The Blue Sweater is a book of hope written by a practical idealist who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer when it comes to building a better world. Jacqueline breathes new life into the phrase ‘a life of meaning.’ She is living one every day even as she asks us to join her.”
-Former US Senator Bill Bradley
“This is a wonderful book by a remarkable woman. It’s a story about doing enormous good while having some extraordinary experiences and even adventures. It touches the heart and the mind. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about what’s really going on in the world.”
-Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World
and editor of Newsweek International
Jacqueline Novogratz left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Novogratz tells gripping stories with unforgettable characters. She shows, in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking, how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called “patient capital” can help make people self-sufficient and can change millions of lives. More than just an autobiography or how-to guide to addressing poverty, The Blue Sweater is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.
JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ is founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital firm for the poor that invests in sustainable enterprises.
Jacqueline will donate her paperback royalties to Acumen Fund and other organizations fighting for social change. For more information on The Blue Sweater and Acumen Fund, please visit www.acumenfund.org.