Friday on the NewsHour, a second look at a Fred de Sam Lazaro report from India on the Aravind system of eye hospitals and clinics, the largest such system in the world. These clinics subsidize sight-restoring surgery for impoverished patients … Continue reading
On the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, the Asri Clinic doesn’t take credit cards. Instead, the clinic accepts payments that improve the local ecosystem, be it seedlings for replanting, eggshells for composting, even manure. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading
Spencer Michels reports on a program that helps low-income people with no credit gain access to loans and financial counseling. Continue reading
The College Summit program in St. Louis Missouri helps low income students turn their dreams of college into reality. In this interview, teacher Brian Kruger describes how the program transformed the school, his students and his own life. Continue reading
A program that helps Ugandans sell beads in America has brought hundreds of families out of extreme poverty through a woman-to-woman network focused on sales at house parties and a Web store. Spencer Michels reports on the program and the people it helps. Continue reading
Seattle-based coffee company Pura Vida’s core mission is to help its bean growers in Central America improve their lives. NewsHour special correspondent Lee Hochberg reports. Continue reading
Eleanor Josaitis co-founded the Detroit program Focus: Hope more than three decades ago to provide job training and other opportunities to the city’s residents. With the U.S. mired in a recession and the auto industry future uncertain, her group is reinventing itself. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Paul Solman examined an innovative social entrepreneurship program that uses business methods to achieve social change for at-risk urban youth. You can find the transcript here.