Too many times (yes, I fell victim to this at one point) do we think that progress and innovation are inherently complicated; that we need to solve the most complex problems to impact change and make a difference in the world.
Well, if by “complicated” you mean targeting the basics, then you’re spot-on.
This might sound counterintuitive, but there is no one better to explain this than Billions in Change. The organization, founded by social entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava, runs on the philosophy of “making things that meet the basic needs of those who don’t have the basics” (I had to read it twice as well). Instead of looking for problems to solve, it addresses the three most common, yet pressing areas of developmental focus: (1) Energy, (2) Water, and (3) Health.
Billions of Change is convinced that, by focusing its efforts on these basic sectors of change, it can serve as the most powerful changemaker in the world. Check out the organization’s film below to learn more about its revolutionary vision.