PovertyCure is a project I have been leading for the last several years and I invite you take a look.
When we see poverty, our first reaction is often to ask, “What can I do?” But the better question is “How do people in the developing world create prosperity for their families and communities? The goal of the PovertyCure project is to re-frame the discussion about poverty around the centrality of the human person created in the image of God with creative capacity and to encourage entrepreneurial solutions to poverty.
The project consists of several elements:
Introduction to the Series
- The PovertyCure DVD-Series is 152 minute, 6-part documentary style series that I directed and hosted. My colleagues and I did about 150 interviews and filmed in 20 countries. Simon Scionka did a beautiful job with the filming and editing. I produced this together with Jim Fitzgerald and ColdWater Media. Have a look at their portfolio.
- A rich website with issue pages, a blog and short video clips, podcasts, and links to our partners and social media. We now have over 1 million followers on Facebook
- An international network of over 230 organizations doing all sorts of work in over 120 countries. If you are looking to get involved, whether it be with helping orphans or building businesses the network is a good place to start.
- Library with recommended reading including the PovertyCure Book Series on topics including Fair Trade coffee, foreign aid, and globalization.
- Finally, I am currently working on feature-length documentary that is now in post production and will be out in 2014. I’ll have more information soon.
Episode 1: Charity that Hurts
Episode 2: SMEs and the Missing Middle