Monday, April 30, 2007

Celebrity not irritating

There's nothing more irritating than celebrities telling us how to help the world's poor. Unless, of course, they happen to say something I agree with...

Natalie Portman says that for many of the world's poorest women, a small loan can change their lives.

2 comments:

fido said...

Well Carol Vorderman will be able to help out, she is always hawking bloody loans on the cable channels!

Paul H. said...

What's your take on the Grameen Bank, Peter? I don't quite know what to make of it. Microfinance is such a nice idea, and preferable to the usual aid fiascos, but I've heard so many criticisms of Yunus and his schemes. I can't make out whether these have some substance or whether they're just the fulminations of tranzi aid-fetishists. Your thoughts would be welcome.