The New Silver by Jansse, Alexandra
Story Access to Capital
The New Silver, filmed in Bolivia, illustrates how "Access to Capital" can change the lives of both poor individuals and poor nations. Against the background Bolivia's "Gas War" micro-credit and macro-credit are tools of change.
About the A dollar a day series
A dollar a day is six-part international series that shows what it means to live under the poverty line. While many people recognize that surviving on a dollar a day is a struggle, very few understand the nature of poverty. In addition poor people are often not recognized for the creativity and resourcefulness they possess. The six episodes of the series revolve around themes, respectively - access to capital, access to markets, access to jobs, access to health care, access to basic needs, access to good governance.
Each documentary in the A dollar a day series is an excellent resource for individuals and groups that want to learn more about the causes of poverty and what can be done about them.
These programs illustrate that while poor people may lack money, education, security or healthcare, they do not lack creative initiatives, knowledge and willpower. Perhaps the greatest value of this series is that you get to know people who live on a dollar a day. They become real human beings and not just "the poor." In knowing them you discover that they are not so different from us, because their poverty is largely a result of circumstances beyond their immediate control.