Together, We Can Do Great Things For Others in 2017!


15 years ago when I had an idea to start an organization to help the poor, I never imagined that it would become “The Daniel Society,” a 501(c)(3) organization that brings hope, healing and purpose to people living in extreme poverty.  We have made tremendous progress over the past several months to advance our mission.  … Continue reading Together, We Can Do Great Things For Others in 2017!

Women’s Role in India’s Economy


  A member of the so-called “BRICS” countries, India is noted for its rapidly expanding economy. Though India has certainly grown more prosperous in the recent decades, some groups have benefited from this boom more than others. In particular, women have faced a range of structural and social barriers in fully participating in the Indian … Continue reading Women’s Role in India’s Economy

The Center for Global Initiatives Discusses HIV/AIDS and Economic Empowerment in Zambia


Earlier this month, the Center for Global Initiatives held a number of meetings in Lusaka, Zambia to discuss ideas for a global health initiative targeting people living in extreme poverty.  Our founder and president, La Toya McBean, met with local government officials, UNAIDS, research institutions, prison officials, religious leaders and families living in extreme poverty, to discuss … Continue reading The Center for Global Initiatives Discusses HIV/AIDS and Economic Empowerment in Zambia

Why Not End Extreme Poverty?


“The end of extreme poverty is at hand—within our generation—but only if we grasp the historic opportunity in front of us,” argues internationally renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs in his seminal work The End of Poverty.  I join the optimism and idealism of Mr. Sachs to believe that people can—and should—be lifted out of extreme poverty. … Continue reading Why Not End Extreme Poverty?