And she does really good business. I've been working on issues of poverty for more than 20 years, But if I think about it, I thought I wanted a husband, or whether she would miss anything from Mathare, What numbers/ statistics/ data/ facts do you know related to poverty (in your country, the developing world, the world, etc)? And I reflected, as I was watching her sell the dresses, The lack of privacy? walk through the streets hawking. It's an opportunity to truly build a world, where we can extend services and products. – Jacqueline Novogratz When preparing for our class on poverty and global health, I was particularly fascinated by the TED talk by Jacqueline Novogratz on an escape from poverty. And in the middle of this economic crisis, What does it mean? to all human beings, so that they can And I would see kids on the street corners, and they'd say "Obama, he's our brother! And so she ultimately turned to prostitution. as long as you provided a commensurate amount in savings. So often, we look at dollar terms — people making less than a dollar or two or three a day. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to write comments in your language on the contact form. But she still lives in Mathare Valley. and the lack of freedom. An escape from poverty Jacqueline Novogratz Don't eat the marshmallow! income as only one variable. And so I feel so blessed with everything that I have, And then they match her mortgage to what she paid in rent for her little shanty. And yet the complexity of poverty really has to look at. She then goes on to explain her trip to the Mathare Valley slums in Africa. In fact, I watched her. and couldn't afford to pay for school fees. I've dealt with it all.". and in fact, in January, during the ethnic riots, the aspiration and the ambition of the people who live there: women washing their babies, washing their clothes, hanging them out to dry. I was struck immediately by the kindness and the gentleness in her face, that two days a week I go and I counsel HIV patients. And they would look quizzically, and then be like, "High five! loans and investments that will go the long term with them, ", And they would look quizzically, and then be like, "High five!". She got married when she was 18, had a baby right away. Jacqueline Novogratz TED2009 An escape from poverty Stereotype threat among low socioeconomic status individuals B Spencer, E Castano - Social Justice Research, 2007 - Springer You've reached the end of your free preview. An Escape from Poverty. An escape from poverty Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. But at the same time it was also The group itself enables individual leaders to endure the loneliness that is part of the work. my bags would be packed." it was literally impossible not to step in the Jacqueline Novogratz works to enable human flourishing. that I haven't confronted already? Because really, it's a condition about choice, And I had an experience that really deepened and elucidated for me. All rights reserved. It was in Kenya, and I want to share it with you. raw sewage and the garbage alongside the little homes. and three sleep on the mud and linoleum floor. She would go into the city at night with about 20 girls, And so she spent a year to save 50 dollars. there was a crowd of women around her, buying these dresses. © TED Conferences, LLC. And so with patient capital from Acumen and other organizations, loans and investments that will go the long term with them, they built a low-cost housing development, about an hour outside Nairobi central. She says that poverty is a lack of freedom. Tags: class, economic sociology, inequality, development, microcredit, poverty, public policy, 06 to 10 mins Year: 2009 Length: 7:33 Access: TEDTalks Summary: In this TED Talks clip, Jacqueline Novogratz discusses issues of poverty, mobility, and public policy. And I'd say "Well, Obama's my brother, so that makes you my brother too." We enable companies to experiment and fail, never wavering from a commitment to stand with the poor, yet understanding that profitability is necessary for sustainable solutions. She said "If you gave me 10 minutes of the total value, or about 400 dollars in savings. And she keeps them all in school by selling water from that kiosk. who has rented that little tin shack for 32 years, From: Global Poverty Project. I continued to investigate about her, and watched one of her other TED talks, called A third way to think about aid, which is the one I have posted above. This is not because there isn’t enough food – actually there is enough food to feed all the people on earth. It was also the day after the inauguration, people making less than a dollar or two or three a day. like the ones that we're seeing around the world. She would go into the city at night with about 20 girls. she said, "What would I fear An Escape from Poverty. for their daughter's Sweet 16 or first Holy Communion — She started off by telling me her dream. Open Translation Project. From: Global Poverty Project. It’s not because of an epidemic or natural disasters nor lack of technology. look for work, and sometimes come back with a few shillings, And she said, "You know, the poverty wasn't so bad. And she repurposes them with frills and ribbons, and in fact, in January, during the ethnic riots, she was chased from her home and had to find a new shack, Jamii Bora understands that and understands. The lack of privacy? Some of them might be ones you gave. And so with patient capital from Acumen and other organizations. And just as important, we owe it to ourselves. So often, we look at dollar terms — What does it mean? and couldn't afford to pay for school fees. and I was reminded how Mathare is still connected to the globe. Browse the library of TED talks and speakers, 100+ collections of TED Talks, for curious minds. You think I will miss the violence or the drugs? And she said, "Well, you know, In the shallow eye, poverty in one-dimensional. people making less than a dollar or two or three a day. It's about three miles out of Nairobi, among the first 200 families to move into this development. What does it mean? I've dealt with it all." "English-Video.net" was created in May 2015. but what I really wanted was a family Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and chief executive officer of Acumen Fund, a nonprofit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to combat global poverty… I truly believe it's where dignity starts. Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. Do you think I'll miss not knowing if my children are going to come home, at the end of the day?" And she said, "You know, the poverty wasn't so bad. those milestones in a life that people want to celebrate And she keeps them all in school by selling water from that kiosk, I met this woman, Mama Rose, It wasn't organized in the way we often think of it. And it's known for prostitution, violence, drugs: This woman’s name was Jane and she managed to find a job and make more than four dollars a day, thus proving she wasn’t under the poverty line. When Jacqueline began her presentation on how to escape poverty, I sat and pondered, for a while, on what my own personal definition of "poverty" was. ", And I'd say "Well, Obama's my brother, so that makes you my brother too. Jacqueline defines the meaning of poverty in a totally different way. During her talk, An Escape from Poverty she tells an anecdote about a woman she met in the Mathare Valley slums in Africa. In Jacqueline Novogratz TED talks, specifically “Invest in Africa’s own solution” and “An escape from Poverty,” Novogratz’s defines poverty as a dense topic that focuses on income, choice and one’s lack of freedom. is how you actually define poverty. And so she ultimately turned to prostitution. And so she spent a year to save 50 dollars, And by many definitions she is no longer poor. And in the next couple of weeks, she's going to be. Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. Overall, this is a strong opening which quickly establishes the direction for the speech. She said, "I thought that I wanted to be a doctor, So I had to give up the first dream, and I focused on the second.". Novogratz opens her speech with the following: I’ve, um, been working on issues of poverty for more than 20 years, and so it’s ironic that the problem that and the question that I most grapple with is how you actually define poverty. It was the humiliation but what I really wanted to be was somebody And in the next couple of weeks, she's going to be Double-click the English transcript below to play the video. Read more. We use Font Awesome icons and the license is here. Go deeper into fascinating topics with original video series from TED. TED.com translations are made possible by volunteer it's an opportunity for invention and for innovation. In Jacqueline Novogratz "An Escape from Poverty" she shows that any one can escape poverty. Synopsis: Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. And I had an experience that really deepened and elucidated for me To date, we’ve supported nearly 400 Acumen Fellows across lines of race, class, ethnicity, religion and ideology. and they'd say "Obama, he's our brother!" This girl named Jane wanted to marry a nice guy that wouldn’t leave her, but when she had her second child her husband left her and married another guy, with no income she had to work and the only job she had was to be a prostitute. And if you are still alive you have to serve.'" Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. we've got to look at people all along the economic spectrum. Take this all together and you see our mission to do what it takes to build a world in which all of us have the chance to dream and to flourish, not from a place of easy sentimentality but through a commitment to using the tools of capitalism and the attributes of moral leadership to focus on doing what it takes, and no less. that would lend money to people no matter how poor you were, Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of... Joyous Lessons: Preparation for … insisting on responsibility and accountability. From: Global Poverty Project. And she said, "I'm not a doctor who gives out pills. You think I will miss the violence or the drugs? there was a crowd of women around her, buying these dresses. and started borrowing, and over time she was able to buy a sewing machine. She had a girlfriend who had heard about this organization, Jamii Bora. And I fiercely love my children, and they love me back.". So I had to give up the first dream, and I focused on the second." And so she can't move out. Our mission was simple – to raise philanthropy and invest it as patient capital – long-term investment in intrepid entrepreneurs willing to go where markets and government had failed the poor. my dreams don't look exactly like I thought they would when I was a little girl. I truly believe it's where dignity starts. She said, "I had two. her mom died and her husband left her — married another woman. they built a low-cost housing development, I've been working on issues of poverty for more than 20 years, and so it's ironic that the problem that and question that I most grapple with. Acumen was founded to change the way the world tackles poverty in 2001. who would stay with me and my family, I feel that poverty is the state of being inferior, or insufficient in amount or income. And if you are still alive you have to serve.'". loans and investments that will go the long term with them. I'm HIV positive. And I say, 'Look at me. Learn more about the Do you think I'll miss not knowing if my children are going to come home that two days a week I go and I counsel HIV patients. or whether she would miss anything from Mathare, I'm HIV positive. Because when systems are broken, the aspiration and the ambition of the people who live there: And yet the complexity of poverty really has to look at It wasn't organized in the way we often think of it. I said, "Well what about your dreams?" customers like Jane herself, And before you knew it, There I saw the humanitarian ethos of philanthropy, and also how often top-down solutions too often create dependency, the opposite of dignity. which is to go into the secondhand clothing markets. And she repurposes them with frills and ribbons, and makes these frothy confections that she sells to women, for their daughter's Sweet 16 or first Holy Communion --, those milestones in a life that people want to celebrate, And she does really good business. Share Share Tweet Email. among the first 200 families to move into this development. where she lives with her seven children. The work also taught that it was critical to invest in talent. Jacqueline explores the relationship between poverty and corruption in an effort to understand its sources and to mitigate its negative impact. She started off by telling me her dream. Jacqueline Novogratz speaking at TED Talk. which is to go into the secondhand clothing markets, where over half a million people And then we measure what matters rather than just what we can count. Community and Trust + Throughout her experiences, Jacqueline learns to foster community and use trust as currency to effect positive social change. From: Global Poverty Project. And by many definitions she is no longer poor. Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. I was with my friend Susan Meiselas, the photographer. She got married when she was 18, had a baby right away. 13 Dec 2016. and it's a mile long and about two-tenths of a mile wide. that now Jane makes more than four dollars a day. I've been working on issues of poverty for more than 20 years, and so it's ironic that the problem that and question that I most grapple with is how you actually define poverty. translators. Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. March 21, 2013 Citizenship Jacqueline Novogratz on an escape from poverty. Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. Her organization, Acumen, invests in people, companies and ideas that see capital and networks as means, not ends, to solving the toughest issues of poverty. Jacqueline Novogratz: An escape from poverty | TED Talk | TED.com. we've got to look at people all along the economic spectrum. So she has to give 10 percent of the mortgage — Now, Mathare Valley is one of the oldest slums in Africa. With the termination of the "TED API", this site will no longer be updated. She said, "I had two. But if I think about it, I thought I wanted a husband, that was loving. You are still alive. impossible not to see the human vitality, It was in Kenya, and I want to share it with you. Four sleep in one twin bed, at the end of the day?" She said, "I thought that I wanted to be a doctor, but what I really wanted to be was somebody. When I asked her if she feared anything, Without looking below, watch the video and write down all the numbers that you hear. live crammed in these little tin shacks, where we can extend services and products that when we're talking about poverty, we've got to look at people all along the economic spectrum. And I say, 'Look at me. Subscribe To Our Newsletter. that now Jane makes more than four dollars a day. And then they match her mortgage to what she paid in rent for her little shanty. And just as important, we owe it to ourselves. And they designed it from the perspective of So I moved to Rwanda in 1986 to help found the country’s first micro-finance bank. Jacqueline Novogratz - Positive Disruption From The Inside Out - 2013 Skoll World Forum - Duration: 14:45. In fact, I watched her So she was again in Mathare, with no income, no skill set, no money. with fear, I think we're well suited to Learning Mode: Video . make decisions and choices for themselves. because my mother was a single mom, about an hour outside Nairobi central. and makes these frothy confections that she sells to women look for work, and sometimes come back with a few shillings, where so many of us are inclined to pull in who has rented that little tin shack for 32 years. https://www.npr.org/.../is-patient-capitalism-the-answer-to-poverty Why you should listen . and the second was to marry a good man We’ve invested more than $110M across South Asia, Africa, Latin America and the US, and have seen entire sectors disrupted and hundreds of millions served. March 21, 2013 Comments . And that turned into what she does now, [TED Review]Jacqueline Novogratz - Escaping Poverty One out of seven people die of extreme Hunger. that was loving. in the Mathare Valley slums. they built a low-cost housing development, And they designed it from the perspective of. And before you knew it. and started borrowing, and over time she was able to buy a sewing machine. recognizing that being poor doesn't mean being ordinary. and it's a mile long and about two-tenths of a mile wide, generation after generation, renting them. An Escape from Poverty TED talk worksheet Keynote Intermediate Unit 3 You are going to watch a talk about poverty by Jacqueline Novogratz, including many numbers. and I was reminded how Mathare is still connected to the globe. like the ones that we're seeing around the world, So she was again in Mathare, with no income, no skill set, no money. It's an opportunity to truly build a world as long as you provided a commensurate amount in savings. who served and healed and cured. Jacqueline Novogratz 1,425,651 views • 7:30. And I would see kids on the street corners, She started tailoring. it's an opportunity for invention and for innovation. But maybe me, I give out something better And she said, "I'm not a doctor who gives out pills. and for about three dollars and 25 cents she buys an old ball gown. She said "If you gave me 10 minutes. You are not dead. Now, Mathare Valley is one of the oldest slums in Africa. She starts off by giving her definition of poverty which is that poverty is a condition about choice and the lack of freedom not just the people that make less then a dollar a day. And so I feel so blessed with everything that I have. It was the humiliation. and from selling soap and bread from the little store inside. GP/Global Themes: Poverty & … to poverty. impossible not to see the human vitality. and the embarrassment of it all.". It was also the day after the inauguration. And I reflected, as I was watching her sell the dresses. Jacqueline Novogratz discusses poverty in a Nairobi slum. in which she would live. my dreams don't look exactly like I thought they would when I was a little girl. because I give them hope.". Her organization, Acumen, invests in people, companies and ideas that see capital and networks as means, not ends, to solving the toughest issues of poverty. She had a girlfriend who had heard about this organization, Jamii Bora, "I started my career on Wall Street and soon discovered that markets are efficient, but by themselves they too often overlook or exploit the poor. often eight or 10 people to a room. that would lend money to people no matter how poor you were. recognizing that being poor doesn't mean being ordinary. that when we're talking about poverty, Last updated: 2020/01/12. all along the economic spectrum. But maybe me, I give out something better. Jacqueline Novogratz writes: "I want to build a movement in which we define success based on the amount of human energy we release in the world. What does it mean? And when she turned 20, found herself pregnant with a second child, Because really, it's a condition about choice, raw sewage and the garbage alongside the little homes. Share Share Tweet Email. Subscribe! She lives with all of that insecurity, and I asked her to tell me her story. Skoll.org 1,809 views her mom died and her husband left her -- married another woman. Escape from poverty The Ted talk that I listened to was from Jacqueline Novogratz and it was a little about poverty, but mostly on how one girl escaped poverty. generation after generation, renting them, Jamii Bora understands that and understands ", And it was here that I met Jane. take a cue from Jane and reach out, Through 30 years of working on solutions to poverty, I have come to redefine it for myself, seeing it not as how much income a person earns, but how free they are to make their own choices and decisions, how much agency they have over their own lives. And in the middle of this economic crisis, where so many of us are inclined to pull in. And it's known for prostitution, violence, drugs: And when we were walking through the narrow alleys, it was literally impossible not to step in the. or sometimes with nothing. You are still alive. 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And so with patient capital from Acumen and other organizations, she was chased from her home and had to find a new shack Regions: Africa. and also the jewelry that she makes, women washing their babies, washing their clothes, hanging them out to dry. And she said, "What would I miss? An escape from poverty Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. Email Us. make decisions and choices for themselves. And I fiercely love my children, and they love me back." My first dream was to be a doctor, a hard place to grow up. and for about three dollars and 25 cents she buys an old ball gown. insisting on responsibility and accountability. and three sleep on the mud and linoleum floor. So she has to give 10 percent of the mortgage --. In 2001, her life changed. They are a beautiful group, full of vision and grit, and a determination to do what is right, not easy. of the total value, or about 400 dollars in savings. the understanding that I have. and from selling soap and bread from the little store inside. is how you actually define poverty. And when we were walking through the narrow alleys, A TED talk featuring Jacqueline Novogratz who tells the story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. walk through the streets hawking. Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way. Topics: Gender, Gender and Economic Empowerment, Gender and Employment We owe it to the Janes of the world. Contact Information. You are not dead. 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