Can you live on $2 a day? More than half the world's population does.
Mike Murray used to be Microsoft's vice president in charge of HR (before that he worked at Apple on the original Macintosh team). While at Microsoft he wrote one of the more famous memos a Microsoft employee has ever sent (it was titled Shrimp and Weenies
you can read about it on the Seattle PI's blog
). Basically he wanted Microsoft's employees to hold down costs.
But, in the late 1990s he left Microsoft to work for a non-profit focusing on the world's ultra poor (people who live on less than $2 a day). We found his story of helping other people via microfinance loans. He told us stories of how such loans can help lift
families out of extreme poverty.
This video also celebrates Microsoft's Employee Giving Campaign which runs October 3-28. Hope you don't mind us taking a video to focus on the world's problems rather than the latest technology.Learn About Microfinance
on Unitus' site.
, where you can learn more. 88 MB.