Quotable: 20 years ago, fighting poverty felt futile. Not so today.

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Quotable: 20 years ago, fighting poverty felt futile. Not so today.

Photo: Mohammed Jama for Mercy Corps.

"Twenty years ago we spoke about the poor with a sense of futility, and I think now when you talk about the base of the pyramid, more often than not you're talking about markets and opportunities."

- Michael Schlein, chief executive of Accion, a non-profit organization that invests in microfinance institutions and companies advancing financial inclusion. Via The Chicago Tribue.

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