Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead
Changing the world, it seems so cliché and, for some, an impossible task.
For our guest Curt McPhail, working to change the world is part of his DNA.
He took his first trip to Africa in 1996 and, at the Hartsell Orphanage in Mutare, Zimbabwe, he met a young boy whom he has affectionately referred to as the “kid in the red jump suit.” After spending the day with his new friend McPhail left a changed person. That day McPhail made a promise to this boy that through the course of his life he would help kids like him live a better life.
Changing The World
Several other trips to Africa followed and with the help of some close friends, McPhail honored that promise with the creation of globalbike in 2006.
Globalbike, founded by Curt and 5 of his friends, has a simple mission: to provide bikes to HIV/AIDS care workers in the developing world. A simple mission facing a large, complex world of problems. Yet it worked and it is still working. It works, because it is practical, and it invests in the people who are already passionately making a difference. It works because it makes great people better. All of this inspired in part by the “kid in the red jump suit.”
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