November 28, 2010
A Nonprofit Organization Builds Bridges to Committed Donors Around the World
Acumen Fund, a fast-growing charity that’s trying to harness the power of business to tackle global poverty, is working hard to make its fund raising as international as its mission.
The New York organization raises money, which it then invests in companies that provide health care, housing, water, and other critical services to poor people in developing countries. Among the enterprises Acumen has invested in: a chain of small drugstores in rural Kenya, an animal-husbandry