September 16, 2011 5:45 AM
Laura Murphy, the Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, studies HIV and AIDS in rural Africa and the impact of emerging technologies on those afflicted with the disease. In this video, she talks about how she discovered the ways in which cell phones — and the inexpensive ways to charge them — were making a difference in the lives of the people there.
“I kind of stumbled into it, and in an entrepreneurial fashion I ran with it,” Murphy says of the solar charging devices for which she is advocating in Kenya.
Recognizing that small changes make big impacts, Murphy has seen how the technology has improved lives and made people safer and happier.
This is the first video in a series that will introduce the five endowed social entrepreneurship professors at Tulane as they discuss the field of social innovation and effect they believe it will have on Tulane and other communities, near and far.
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