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The Blue Sweater

Bridging the gap between rich and poor in an interconnected world

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The Blue Sweater Story

The story of Jacqueline's blue sweater and what inspired her to write the book

Alex's Story

How a young man in Nairobi used the book to inspire change in his community

An Escape From Poverty

Jacqueline's encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute

100 Million Lives Impacted

Acumen combines the best of charity and market-based approaches to tackle poverty.


What People Are Saying About "The Blue Sweater"

  • "The Blue Sweater is a book of hope written by a practical idealist who won't take 'no' for an answer." Former Senator BILL BRADLEY

  • "This is a wonderful book by a remarkable woman." FAREED ZAKARIA, author of The Post-American World and editor of Newsweek International

  • "Jacqueline's book and her work represent an entirely new way to look at things." Author SETH GODIN

  • "A terrific and sober-minded look at the complexities of doing good." NICHOLAS KRISTOF, Author and New York Times Columnist

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The Blue Sweater

The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz

Bridging the gap between the rich and poor in an interconnected world.

by Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline will donate her paperback royalties to Acumen Fund and other organizations tackling social change.

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