A Walkable Community Amidst Thriving Entrepreneurs
After a day of running errands on foot in my community, I realized that what makes me feel safe, is having thriving shops and small entrepreneurial businesses around me. When I walk my town, conducting my business from one place to the next, I feel like we are all connected. Personally, I feel like each business hands me off--first I am at the drugstore, then the bank, then the grocery store, then the pet store, then the bakery. It struck me that if we find more ways to fund entrepreneurial efforts around the world, they would make the world a better place, one village, one town, one community, one city, at a time. Sure social entrepreneurism stimulates a thriving economy, but it also well may help to make women feel safe.
My research on this topic leads me to creative initiatives around crowd sourcing focused on funding creative and community marketplace needs. Here is a site I found about that:
This is a photo I took when I was visiting in Albuquerque, NM. I call it "jaunty walk" because I wish everyone could walk through their communities with confidence.