05 May 2010
Sarah Bird ~ Social Ventures in Pakistan on MP.tv
Delightful to have MIT alumna entrepreneur Sarah Bird joining me on MaximizingProgress.tv tonight! Her most recent venture, SaafWater -- pronounced "Soff"-water -- saaf is a Hindi/Urdu word for "clean" or "safe" -- was all about supplying water cleansing tablets on an affordable basis in Karachi, Pakistan. This venture was born as a result of her time at MIT and working with Amy Smith and colleagues at D-Lab. Sarah's now CTO at IRD -- Interactive Research & Development -- an organization seeking affordable health interventions in low-income communities.