She received the blue sweater from her uncle, a gift that quickly became her prized possessionuntil the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Rwanda, Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. That the sweater had made its trek all the way to Rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actionsand inactiontouch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet. It is the author Novogratzs expectant memoirs that records her growth experience since 20 years ago and more it is a collection of brief biographies of the various figures she met all the way. In the passionate collisions with these lives, she finds the reason why traditional charity cannot work to full effect. She founds Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty.