TEDxMU Doug Pitt: Technology, nonprofits, and the emerging world
Doug Pitt is proof that we live in an international world. Doug has spent much of his career contributing to humanitarian causes in Africa. His experiences in the developing world, as well as his work as an entrepreneur, have shown him how to combat poverty by meeting basic needs in underserved communities. Using economic incentives and socially responsible business practices, we can curb social poverty and destitution while meeting basic human needs. In the process, we also give people the tools to support their own communities -- and other communities -- in the future.
Doug also works at Worldserve International, Africa 6000 (so named for the 6,000 African children who die daily from waterborne disease because they have little or no uncontaminated water), and serves as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania. He also helped found Care to Learn in 2008 to provide funding for emergent needs of southwest Missouri students in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene. Care to Learn has fulfilled over 69,000 requests from students.