Jul 29, 2019 • 25M

Social Entrepreneur Confronts Twin Honduran Demons Violence And Corruption - #1137

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In 1998, Kurt Ver Beek had been living in Honduras for nearly a decade when he and four Hondurans founded the Association for a More Just Society, initially with the primary goal of delivering aid to vulnerable families. Quickly, however, they realized that little progress could be made without addressing the violence and corruption that then plagued and continue to plague the Central American country. Fighting those twin demons became their mission. By 2012, Honduras had the highest homicide rate of any country in the world. Evidence was building that corruption and violence were closely related. The son of the president of the National University was murdered by two uniformed policemen who were attempting to steal his car. The Association for a More Just Society helped to investigate and advocate for the prosecution of the guilty in that case. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2GAqtAg. Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin.