Sawa Founder returns from the United Nations with new hope...

Sawa Founder returns from the United Nations with new hope!

Sawa World Founder, Daphne Nederhorst, was among three hundred Heads of State, global business leaders and celebrities to attend last week’s United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in New York. With only five years left to solve global poverty, the forum came at a critical time. Among all of the global players, Nederhorst, who represented one of only ten non-profit participants, discussed Sawa’s fresh approach for solving extreme poverty and made some critical connections.

Nederhorst says, “Although leaders that I met here want to see a world without poverty, and some successes by Government and the private sector towards attaining the MDGs can be celebrated, the capabilities and solutions found by local leaders that live in extreme poverty are still being overlooked. If we really want to achieve the MDGs by 2015 we need to acknowledge the best practices of these innovative approaches and replicate and build upon their efforts to see real change. This is what Sawa does!”

Nederhorst, who sees great potential in collaborating with the private sector, connected with individuals such as Muhammad Yunus from the Grameen Bank and Virgin CEO, Sir Richard Branson. Both welcomed a follow-up discussion with Sawa. Nederhorst will further explore joint collaboration opportunities with these two global icons and others she met at the Forum to achieve Sawa World’s commitment to provide one thousand solutions to the MDGs by 2015 and impact twenty million people living in extreme poverty. Ultimately, one thousand Sawa Leaders that are living in extreme poverty will provide these solutions.