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Three Cups of Tea

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How people make the world better is something that interests me. "Three Cups of Tea" is a book that tells one way to accomplish this. From the back cover of the book, "In 1993, Greg Mortenson tried to climb K2 in honor of his younger sister, but when another member of his group got sick, they turned around, and Greg became lost in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a poor village, where the village chief and his people took him in. Moved by their kindness, he promised to return and build a school for the children. Over the next decade, Mortenson built more than sixty schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has endured death threats, a kidnapping, and more to dedicate his life to building literacy and peace, one child at a time." This show will discuss this story, and then listeners and I can talk about other organizations (www.kiva.org, www.modestneeds.org, www.microplace.com, etc.) and social entrepreneurship - using business principles to resolve social issues. For more information about this book, author, and project, please visit these related sites: www.threecupsoftea.com, www.gregmortenson.com, and www.penniesforpeace.org. This show is great for young readers. I will also talk about the young reader's edition.