Since 1999, we have been involved with businesses dedicated to economic development in marginalized communities. We have discovered that entrepreneurs operating in marginalized communities face tremendous challenges (government corruption, illiteracy, lack of infrastructure, limited access to markets and capital, and many others) that make it nearly impossible to do business profitably in such regions.
Additionally, the people in these communities have very little access to basic needs such as medial care, education, vocational training, running water, adequate nutrition, sufficient housing, transportation, and the list goes on. The populations of these communities need jobs, but they need more than jobs. They need change in every aspect of their lives.