Essay on The Blue Sweater, By Jacqueline Novogratz

700 Words 3 Pages
Since the dawn of time, poverty has been the number one problem in the world. In this world, how many people would take upon themselves to help change the poverty situation in Africa? Jacqueline Novogratz, the author of The Blue Sweater, had many unique characteristics, which she used to help focus on her difficult task in Africa. There were many obstacles she encountered, but Novogratz is a visionary, compassionate, and courageous woman. To begin with, Novogratz is a visionary. Novogratz, who is among other visionary leaders trying to solve the problems of the 21st century, works with imagination, insight and boldness. These visionaries present a challenge that calls forth the best in people and brings them together around a shared sense of purpose. For example, during Jacqueline’s trip to Brazil, she noticed one thing: the gap between the rich and the poor in the world. Also when Novogratz went to Africa, she saw there same thing between the rich and poor. When Novogratz got a job in Rwanda, she realized that women were not allowed to open an account without their husbands’ signature. In addition, she dreamed of educating the women of Rwanda on the importance of banking and micro financing in their lives; Novogratz also urged them to start to save some of their money. She wanted to create a micro finance bank which would allow the poor in the society to get loans and have reasonable interest rates. Seeing the poverty in Africa inspired her to…

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