The following video is a talk by Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund, that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.

She tells the story of one women, Jane, who has not lose her dreams even though she was born in one of the worst slums imaginable, in Massari(?), Kenya.

The amazing thing to me is that Jane, an HIV positive, single mother of two, still living in a shack, talks about being blessed for what she has, and lives out our her dream of becoming a doctor by counseling young HIV positive girls.

Jane demonstrates that, given the opportunity, people can overcome the worst of circumstances.  Every child born into poverty has the same potential as children born everywhere.  Whether they will ever be given that opportunity is the question.

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