Warm Heart (video)

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By Michael Shafer, Ken Gilmore, Cecilia Orphan, Anne Bannister


Warm Heart logoAt 55, nearing the end of an academic sabbatical, Michael Shafer decided that the microenterprise work he had started in Thailand had become more like a life’s calling. He resigned from Rutgers University and started the Warm Heart project with his wife Evelind Schecter. The Warm Heart organization was established by Michael and Evelind in rural Thailand. In this informative interview Michael shares his experience and understanding about the impact of social entrepreneurship. Interview responses by: Ken Gilmore, “What motivates a scholar to become a social entrepreneur?” ; Cecilia Orphan, “Is social entrepreneurship an effective way to alleviate poverty?” ; and Anne Bannister, A photo essay providing insight into an undergraduate intern’s experience working in the Warm Heart project