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Like Mortenson, I'm a born-again humanitarian,
This review is from: Three Cups Of Tea (Paperback)
Due to lack of time, I normally take 15-20 days to get through a book. This one took only four though!
The book narrates the story of Greg Mortenson who decides to build a school for a village in the North of Pakistan. What inspired me most was the fact that Mortenson, an American national, himself lived 'on the edge' with no accomodation and barely enough money to buy the next meal. However, resolve and commitment to the cause allowed him to generate the necessary funds so that the promised school can be built.
What happened next was inevitable. The experiment proved to be such a success that one after the other he just kept on building schools and the money kept pouring into the accounts of the newly-found charity, Central Asia Institute.
If you have a spark for social responsibility, the book will serve as a catalyst to turn in to a fire. Got get it!