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By Breaking The Rules, This Entrepreneur Fights Global Poverty

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Jacqueline Novogratz and her company Acumen aim to change the way we approach poverty abatement.

Jacqueline Novogratz began her career on Wall Street, where she worked on international development in Rwanda. Her experience there showed her that established charities sometimes create dependencies in impoverished communities, rather than helping them to succeed independently.

Equipped with this realization, in 2001 Novogratz set out to change the way philanthropy worked. Her nonprofit is called Acumen, and you can read about the incredible progress they've made here.

BILLIONS RISING, SELF-RELIANCE FOUNDATION 

A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Federal Identification Number (EIN): 46-3416157

P.O. Box 6654
San Rafael, CA 94903
USA