Young Social Entrepreneur Wants to Feed 5000
(Joseph Wellington photo of Jordan Bennett courtesy of the Jamaica Observer, December 24, 2012)
I came across a heartwarming Christmas story in a local newspaper of an 18 year-old young man who not only had a head for business, but had a heart for doing what he could to make social changes.
Bennett, the founder of a non-profit organisation in Jamaica called Feeding of the 5000, started the programme in April 2012 with an aim to ultimately feed thousands of poverty-stricken persons.
What also struck me is that not only did he sacrifice his annual birthday party and presents to fund his charity, he also saved up to do his good deeds. According to Bennett, he used some of the J$10,000 per week earned from selling sweets in high school as seed money for his project.
You can learn more about Jordan and his ventures in social entrepreneurship on his Facebook page.
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