Good Fortune profiles two development projects that are at odds with the communities they are striving to help. But which development efforts have a positive impact and how can we support them? The filmmakers sat down with Amartya Sen, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in welfare economics. Sen talks about how we can all work to make each others' lives better, and focuses specifically on the organization FXB International, which empowers children affected by AIDS in impoverished communities by strengthening families and communities.
In this 2010 interview, the Nobel Peace Prize winner talked with the Good Fortune filmmakers about the Green Belt Movement and what makes for effective aid in impoverished areas. Wangari passed away on Sunday at the age of 71.