Teach a Person to Fish – Valentin Abe

Valentin Abe (Photo - Flickr/david_shankbone)

Check out this set of short videos on Valentin Abe, the gentlemen who brought fish farming to Haiti.  This is a fine example of what a social entrepreneur can do to help people rise above poverty.  CNN International’s African Voices program had a nice piece on this Sunda.  Below is a link to a video from Time magazine, which recently awarded Mr. Abe as one of its 100 Most Influential People.  I enjoy seeing nice guys finish first!

Enjoy the videos.

4-Part Auburn Magazine Series

“The Fish Farmer:

Story of Valentin Abe”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Photo by: tonystl

We seem overloaded with problems and headed in negative directions on many fronts. (Environment, society, politics, business, poverty, food, health care, animal & human rights, etc.) On top of that, our governments seem neither  inclined to pursue, nor capable of, corrective action.   Continue reading