A Path Appears by Kristof and WuDunn

A Path Appears by Kristof and WuDunn

Our group has read and analyzed A Path Appears by Kristof and WuDunn. The book talks about how each one of us has the chance to make a difference. The author proves this to the readers many times by whether we know it or not, can make a difference in our communities and the world. We can see this in the stories of Rachel Beckwith, Dr. Gary Slutkin, Lester Strong, Esther Duflo, Jessica Posner, and Kennedy Odede. It is also discussed how studies provide scientific evidence about the mindset of the wealth, how social interaction with a newborn in their first months and years is essential, and how charity can be viewed as a “return on investment” (Kristof & WuDunn X).

Main Characters & Setting

The main characters of the book were Rachel Beckwith, Dr. Gary Slutkin, Lester Strong, Esther Duflo, Jessica Posner, and Kennedy Odede. Some key characteristics that are common among all the main characters are how they are caring, dedicated, and knowledgeable. Every single one of them possesses each of the critical traits established above in their unique ways. For instance, Rachel was demonstrating her genuine interest and passion for assisting those who are less fortunate. This is true because she could have been selfish and took her usual presents for her birthday. However, she chooses to direct her donors to assist those in Africa without clean drinking water. “Remembering her birthday campaign for clean water, they began to donate to it on the charity: water website. [...] In the end, Rachel's campaign raised $1,265,823 - enough to provide clean water for 37,000 people" (Kristof & WuDunn, 2014).

Furthermore, the other main characters particip

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