【TED】是一个会议的名称,它是英文technology,entertainment, design三个单词的首字母缩写。它是社会各界精英交流的盛会,这里有当代最杰出的思想家,这里有当代最优秀的科学家,这里有迸发着最闪耀的思想火花,这里孕育着最光辉的梦想。
Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley is the co-founder of , an online community that helps individuals loan small amounts of money, called microloans, to entrepreneurs throughout the world.


And I, in fact, was so deeply moved by this.It's hard to express now how much that affected me.But I was so moved that I actually quit my job a few weeks later, and I moved to East Africa to try to see for myself what this was about. For the first time, actually, in a long time I wanted to meet those individuals, I wanted to meet these entrepreneurs, and see for myself what their lives were actually about. So I spent three months in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania interviewing entrepreneurs that had received 100 dollars to start or grow a business. And in fact, through those interactions, for the first time, I was starting to get to be friends with some of those people in that big amorphous group out there that was supposed to be far away. I was starting to be friends and get to know their personal stories. And over and over again, as I interviewed them and spent my days with them, I did hear stories of life change and amazing little details of change.
事实上,我被这个见解真真的打动了 很难表达这个观点对我有多大的影响 不论如何,我确实被打动了。我也的确在几周后放弃了我的工作 继而搬迁到了东非 就是想亲自看看情况 这么长时间里,这是确实是第一次, 我想见到这些人,我想去见这些企业家 并亲自看看他们真实的生活 因此,我在肯尼亚,乌干达,坦桑尼亚呆了3个月 和那些企业家们进行了交流 就是用100美元贷款创业或者拓展业务的企业家们 事实上,通过这些交流 我第一次开始和这些各色各样的 原先本来远离我的 人们成了朋友 我开始不断地交朋友 并了解到他们的个人生活 我和他们交谈并且他们在一起待几天 我的确听到了他们生活改变的故事 以及那些令人惊叹的生活细节改变