The New Heroes

  • 2005
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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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Season 1, Episode 3 Power of Enterprise

First Aired: July 5, 2005

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.”

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  • Premiered: June 28, 2005
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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 an… (more)

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