We were sitting with Dado at an entrepreneur’s dinner in Manila, Philippines. We’d flown in from San Francisco at 5am that morning, and were gearing up for a two-week shoot for his nonprofit, PhilDev. The dinner was one small blip in PhilDev's longterm economic strategy to get the Philippines out of poverty.
End poverty? We asked Dado why he thought he could do something like that. It seemed absurd. Noble, but absurd. Where did he draw hope?
He grew silent. Then he said, “My story. I did it once, for myself. Now we just need to teach others how.”
It has been our profound privilege to tell that story here. We hope you like it.