The PBS News Hour reports out on the Barefoot College in India. The reporter talks with grandmothers learning to make solar lights, and with the founder who believes educating men is a lost cause because they’re lazy. He argues that women use their education to get good jobs, and then use the money they earn to support their families, bringing it back to their villages, while men use it to get the worst jobs they can. It’s a compelling story, and one that reminds us of the value of microlending, particularly for women’s education and businesses.
See photos of the Barefoot College students here.