Friday, August 13, 2010

The Many Faces of Full Spectrum Leadership

by Peter Comrie

Here in the beautiful Okanagan Valley we are enjoying the many blessings and richness of an awesome summer season. The local produce is fully on tap, the orchards promise incredible bounty, and the vineyards, well, wine lovers are going to be happy.

At this time, as we celebrate simply living in this corner of paradise, we are caused to consider those less fortunate than we, as they navigate the many changes this spinning orb is undergoing. In the midst of much chaos, Full Spectrum Leaders emerge, and with courage, insight, and a whacking doze of commitment, they make this world a better place for many.

Amitabha Sadangi is one of those leaders.

25 years ago, Amitabha was so poor he couldn't afford 2 meals in one day. He worked hard to put himself through school despite his deep poverty, so that he could get a good job and become wealthy. Today, he is a businessman giving up wealth and fortune to tackle irrigation and poverty in India.

Amitabha's vision is to empower even the poorest farmers to irrigate their land. He believes that giving rural farmers a chance to pull themselvesout of poverty is the way towards sustainable and dignified development. All you need is a $1 and a dream...and a lot of hard work.

This short video will touch you.

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