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Craig Greenfield is the author of The Urban Halo, co-author of Living Mission: the vision and voices of New Friars and the International Coordinator of Servants to Asia's Urban Poor (Servants) – a fast growing movement into the slums and inner cities of the world (see www.servantsasia.org). Craig and his wife Nay spent 6 years living in slums in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where they established Project HALO and Big Brothers & Sisters. Since 2006 they have been pioneering a new Servants community in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Canada. A place described by the UN as “a 2km stretch of decaying rooming houses, seedy strip bars and shady pawnshops." Their ministry in the Downtown Eastside is with people struggling with addiction and homelessness.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc was born and raised in the village of Trang Bang, 30 minutes north of Saigon. During the Vietnam War, the strategic Route 1 that runs through the village became the main supply road between Saigon and Phnom Penh. On June 8, 1972, an American military advisor coordinated the napalm bombing of Kim's village by the South Vietnamese. Nine-year-old Kim fled from a pagoda, where she and her family had been hiding. Two of her infant cousins did not survive the attack, and Kim was badly burned.
Kim was photographed running down the road, screaming from the burns to her skin. Nick Ut, the Associated Press photographer who was there to cover the siege, took the photograph of young Kim. Moved by her pain, he rushed her to a South Vietnamese hospital. She then spent 14 months recovering in Barsky Hospital, the American hospital in Saigon, where her care was paid for by a private Foundation. Ut's photograph of Kim remains one of the most unforgettable images of the Vietnam War.
Here are some videos that tell her story:
Kim Phuc - Nzone Feature - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhz2gCnhr-I
Vietnam Napalm/Reasons for Protest - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3K_E_QKJIo&feature=related
Kim Phuc - The Girl in the Picture
To learn more go to: http://www.kimfoundation.com
The girl in the picture by Yanah. To learn more go to: http://www.flyingsnowman.com
My guests are Stephanie Zito and Tianna Buckwalter Co-Founders of Color Cloud Hammocks sharing why they started this global hammock company, their value proposition and key lessons learned for entrepreneurs.
Stephanie Zito is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where the hammocks are made by local small women owned businesses. Stephanie and her Co-Founders Laura Grazier and Tianna Buckwalter (who are based in the U.S.) share a passion for helping entrepreneurs in developing countries. In addition to mentoring, they pay suppliers above average wages, which is rare in developing countries.
The Co-Founders of Color Cloud Hammocks have a mission of helping Small Businesses grow and succeed, which is our mission at Small Business Roundtable.
We will learn their biggest obstacles, mistakes to avoid and ideas to help you succeed. Color Cloud Hammocks is a great story of three women entrepreneurs that recognized a customer need and launched a business to meet the need.