In the United States we don't have the mass poverty that is seen in developing countries but we have a growing number of people who are poor and disenfranchised. Social entrepreneurs have an opportunity to teach people the skills they need to end the cycle of poverty and give them a place in their communities. Teaching people Gardening, Crafts, and Business Skills empower them to use their talents and gain much needed economic opportunities.
While teaching an entrepreneurship through gardening class, I found that the women in the group were very enthusiastic about growing vegetables and having healthy produce for their families. Gardening takes work and responsibility, but it is a healthy way to de-stress.
What opportunities do you see for doing business while helping your community and the planet?
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Nancy Miller, M.S., Career Management Consultant
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