I enjoy highlighting the works and business ideas of genuinely good people who are trying to make a difference in the world.
Social entrepreneurs, in particular, fascinate me because of their drive and passion towards contribution.
American Social Entrepreneur in Rural India
Today, we are presented with Heidi Krauel who decided to leave her career in finance and spent a year in India selling solar powered lights to slum dwellers. Heidi, aged 34, is one of the 3 social entrepreneurs featured in the upcoming PBS documentary, The New Recruits. This documentary profiles aspiring social entrepreneurs who journey to the world s most volatile and impoverished regions to effect change through business acumen.
Heidi, a tall, blonde, college-educated American woman, travelled to rural India under an Acumen Fund fellowship. While there, she developed a sales, distribution and marketing strategy, while also providing supply chain logistical …