• The key to ending extreme poverty is to enable the poorest of the poor to get their foot on the ladder of development. The ladder of development hovers overhead, and the poorest of the poor are stuck beneath it. They lack the minimum amount of capital necessary to get a foothold, and therefore need a boost up to the first rung.

    Jeffrey Sachs (2011). “The End of Poverty: How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime”, p.388, Penguin UK