On your business trip, you did something unimaginable. You found an unknown population.
Of the 2.4 billion people in the world, 1.2 billion are living in extreme poverty.
This population of people lives in extreme poverty and it’s growing. That’s right. 1.2 billion people are living in extreme poverty, an incredible number, but it’s just a number. How many people does it take to make a difference?
It takes a lot of people to make a difference. And it takes a lot of time.
One of the greatest challenges facing humanity is how to help the two billion people in the world who don’t have enough food to eat.
Many people assume that hunger only exists in developing countries like Bangladesh or Malawi. But you don’t have to travel to those places to see the suffering of people who have so little to eat. One of your personal heroes, Malala Yousafzai, was shot in the head at the age of 15 because she was challenging the Taliban’s ban on education for girls. She survived, but she suffered lasting physical and emotional damage. Her story is one of courage and endurance.
I know her story because I heard it while visiting Tanzania. I met Malala and her father in a hospital in the capital city, Dar Es Salaam. When Malala saw me, she smiled and said, “We’re going to change the world.”
Malala’s words changed my life. I could see in her the motivation and the drive to change the world.
Malala’s words changed my life. I could see in her the motivation and the drive to change the world. I knew that the world needs more Malalas.
So I did something I’ve never done before: I decided to build a company. I call it Malala.
What’s Malala? It’s a nonprofit dedicated to fighting extreme poverty. It’s designed to help groups of people to collaborate and share knowledge and best practices to fight extreme poverty. We’re building a platform to make it easier for communities and organizations to reach out to each other.
We aim to make it easier for groups of people to collaborate and share knowledge and best practices to fight extreme poverty.
Malala is what you call a mission-driven company. We give money to organizations that are fighting extreme poverty. That’s what I do as an entrepreneur and that’s what we’re going to do at Malala.
The first thing we do is raise money. We are raising money through online donation. The first fundraising campaign is a month-long drive. Malala.org is asking people to donate money for a cause that’s near and dear to them. The goal is to raise $100,000.
Why do we need that much money? It’s a lot of money. One dollar is $1. And $100,000 is $100,000. It’s a lot of money. But there are more than a billion people in the world who have very little money and very little food. And there’s a small percentage of them who have a lot of money and very little food. We need to give them an equal chance.
The $100,000 goal is the minimum amount we need to have enough money to make it through a month of fundraising.
You’ve done the unthinkable in the 21st century: found undiscovered land. How is the land not named?
The place where I’m at, it’s very remote. It’s not in an area of land that is defined by roads or features. It’s an island, which makes it a little bit hard to find. It’s in the North Pacific Ocean, about three miles off the northern coast of Japan.
I’m one of a handful of people who’ve even had the opportunity to go there. I’m not the only person who’s had this opportunity. But I’ve gone there in September, which is the perfect time to go, when the waters are calm. It’s also the best time of year for the whales.
When you’re not looking at a volcano or a beach, what do you do to relax?
I don’t find it relaxing. I find it quite a lot of work. But it is therapeutic. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to sit still for very long. I go out on fishing trips. I’m a big fan of fly-fishing. I like to sail. I’m a big sailor, but I don’t like to sail in big seas, because the winds can get pretty scary. I’m not as much of a sailor as I was.
I’ve also found that being out in the environment where I’m at, there’s not a lot of to-do-list. I’m very much into the environment, and being in the wilderness and feeling very much at home, and that makes me a happy person.
I have the urge to travel and see the world. How can we make that easier for others to do?
It’s really about getting out there. What are people doing, now? We have people going to the moon. We have people living on the International Space Station. And that? That? That? That is amazing. And now, they? They? they? are going to Mars. So what do we do with all these people?