Welcome to Indian Business

Over the next few posts, I’ll be talking about the companies we’re working with, the project teams, and their work while in-country. We’ll start off with a two-part overview of NextWealth, a small-town outsourcing company with big social impact. NextWealth is the brainchild of three former Wipro execs, Mythily Ramesh, Anand Talwai, and Dr. Sridhar Read more…

“If you save one life, it is like saving the whole world”

The morning began with an early start to the Northern region of Rwanda. Our goal for the day was to pick up the loan officer and travel to different group loan meeting locations. This particular branch had over 100 groups, so it would be difficult to find everyone, but we hoped to get a good Read more…

Past, Present, and Future of Rwanda

    Past We began our day with a visit to the Nyamata Genocide Memorial, but before I explain further, I think it would be best to explain some of the history of Rwanda. In the 1930s, after the Belgians were given control of the Rwanda-Burundi region, they issued identification cards to residents. These resident Read more…

Land of a thousand hills

I imagine that most foreigners remember their first trip to Africa as an important moment in their lives. For me, it is the same. I will always remember this trip, but in particular, I will remember this day. We started our morning by taking an hour drive to the city of Gicumbi near the boarder Read more…

Day 2…or maybe Day 4. The jet lag is throwing me off.

We started our journey from Baltimore at 2:30 pm on Monday, January 2nd, and checked into our hotel here in Bangalore, India at around 4:00 am the following Wednesday. As a result of traveling to the other side of the globe, I am wide-awake at 4:45 am and writing this blog post in the hotel Read more…

First Impressions

I have already fallen head over heels in love with Rwanda. The people are kind and friendly, and the scenery is beautiful. I was most amazed by the incredible scenery- mountains, trees, lush green grass, and bright orange and pink hibiscus flowers. In the early morning and evening, there is a light fog that covers Read more…

The Bluejay Has Landed

After a long 17 hours in the air, and half way around the globe, the Carey India team arrived last night to the sights, sounds, and yes, smells of Bangalore at 2:00 AM. I was struck by the number of people out on the roads. Men standing by taxis, repairing broken-down vehicles, or working on Read more…

Getting Ready for Kigali

About 18 months ago I read about a new program at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School called the “Global MBA.” The idea of the program was to teach students essential business skills, but to do so in a socially conscious and responsible way. I was working on a research thesis at the time about Read more…