World Vision invites eight British entrepreneurs to spend three weeks in a remote community in Uganda.
Type Reality TV, Entertainment
Date Tuesday April 29
Time 8:30 PM
In an extraordinary experiment, World Vision invites eight British entrepreneurs to spend three weeks in a remote community in Uganda. With a combined personal wealth of more than £600 million ($1.26 billion), the businessmen and women hope their problem-solving skills will help generate revenue and they have £120,000 to invest.
Straight away they discover poverty is a complex problem. Visiting the local hospital, they find a baby close to death. Millionaire Tony hands over cash to the infant's mother but it's a short-term solution and within minutes another is asking for help. The village needs a pump to bring water from a remote spring, the school needs furniture and books and the hospital needs mattresses. But solving these problems will not generate income and is not the purpose of their trip. Then they come up with a novel idea.
Absolutely compelling, this will have you debating the way forward for charities working to fight poverty and gives insight into their mammoth challenges. Continues next week.
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