Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Blue Sweater

Earlier this month the Acumen Fund announced the release of The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, by Acumen's CEO and founder, Jacqueline Novogratz. On a trip to Rwanda, Novgoratz came across a young boy wearing a pullover, with her name still on the tag, eleven years after she donated it to a Goodwill in Virginia, an incident which inspired her to write this memoir. The goal of the book is, in the words of the author, "to inspire more people to become engaged in working to solve the problems of global poverty."