How profits fight poverty
6th July 2015 | Whitten & Roy Partnership
Dr Roy Whitten and Scott Roy discuss how selling can be a catalyst for change and a force for good in the developing world.
Selling stuff to poor people – sounds shameful, doesn’t it? Well, it isn’t ¬– that is, if you want them to actually use products that can literally change their lives.
Sanitary latrines that prevent contamination of food and water by human waste; high-quality agricultural inputs that increase yield and farmer incomes; home water filters that purge poisons and agents of infection; solar lighting that eliminates the health hazards of burning kerosene in tiny homes – all these have been specifically designed for the world’s poorest people to increase their income, eliminate costly and preventable sickness, and reduce millions of avoidable deaths.