“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there”

Inspiration comes in all sizes. This statement could not have been more true than on March 13th, 2016, at Asia Initiatives’ New York HQ, when 3 adolescent girls between the ages of 13-18 along with their mentors commanded the attention of a room full of 40+ people. This group, part of the Center for Development … More “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there”

From Trash to Tower Block: How a simple SoCC concept raises people’s aspirations

During my recent visit to Kenya, I had the privilege to visit my friend Geeta Mehta’s brilliant Social Capital Credits (SoCCs) concept implementation site in Kisumu (Manyata). Geeta (of Asia Initiatives, http://www.asiainitiatives.org) has developed this ambitious and innovative model of social development to tackle poverty and promote community spirit. SoCCs is a bottom-up initiative, giving … More From Trash to Tower Block: How a simple SoCC concept raises people’s aspirations