The New Heroes Episodes

2005, TV Show

Episode Detail: Power of Enterprise - The New Heroes

Part 3 of four showcases “The Power of Enterprise” as it profiles innovative---and decidedly low-tech---social entrepreneurs in Peru, Brazil and Bangladesh. For Peruvian Albina Ruiz Rios, “garbage is money”: she operates small recycling businesses. Maria Teresa “Tete” Leal runs a seamstress cooperative in a Rio de Janeiro slum whose members produce high fashion. And Muhammad Yunis's Grameen Bank makes small loans to the poor in Bangladesh. “Credit,” he believes, “is a human right.”

Episodes: The New Heroes (4)

7/5/2005: The Power of Knowledge    Season 1, Episode 4
7/5/2005: Power of Enterprise    Season 1, Episode 3
6/28/2005: Technology of Freedom    Season 1, Episode 2
6/28/2005: Dreams of Sanctuary    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: June 28, 2005, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Four-part series profiling private-sector reformers around the world who are `applying business skills to solving social ills,' says host Robert Redford. Among the countries they're working in are India, Zambia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Egypt, Thailand, Peru and the U.S.

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