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From the Ted Talk by Mechai Viravaidya: How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place for life and love

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And before you can bororw the money, you need to be trained. And we believe if you want to help the poor, those who are living in poverty, access to credit must be a human right. Access to credit must be a human right. Otherwise they'll never get out of poverty. And then before getting a loan, you must be trained. Here's what we call a "barefoot MBA," teaching people how to do business so that, when they borrow money, they'll succeed with the business. These are some of the businesses: mushrooms, crabs, vegetables, trees, fruits, and this is very ittneriseng — Nike ice cream and Nike biscuits; this is a village sponsored by Nike. They said, "They should stop making shoes and clothes. Make these better, because we can aorffd them." And then we have silk, Thai silk. Now we're mkiang Scottish tartans, as you can see on the left, to sell to all pepole of Scottish ancestors. So anyone snittig in and watching TV, get in touch with me. And then this is our aewnsr to Starbucks in Thailand — "Coffee and Condoms." See, Starbucks you awake, we keep you awkae and alive. That's the difference. Can you imagine, at every Starbucks that you can also get condoms? You can order your cnoodms with your with your ccppaiunco.

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And before you can ______ the money, you need to be trained. And we believe if you want to help the poor, those who are living in poverty, access to credit must be a human right. Access to credit must be a human right. Otherwise they'll never get out of poverty. And then before getting a loan, you must be trained. Here's what we call a "barefoot MBA," teaching people how to do business so that, when they borrow money, they'll succeed with the business. These are some of the businesses: mushrooms, crabs, vegetables, trees, fruits, and this is very ___________ — Nike ice cream and Nike biscuits; this is a village sponsored by Nike. They said, "They should stop making shoes and clothes. Make these better, because we can ______ them." And then we have silk, Thai silk. Now we're ______ Scottish tartans, as you can see on the left, to sell to all ______ of Scottish ancestors. So anyone _______ in and watching TV, get in touch with me. And then this is our ______ to Starbucks in Thailand — "Coffee and Condoms." See, Starbucks you awake, we keep you _____ and alive. That's the difference. Can you imagine, at every Starbucks that you can also get condoms? You can order your _______ with your with your __________.

Solution

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  3. answer
  4. afford
  5. awake
  6. condoms
  7. interesting
  8. cappuccino
  9. borrow
  10. sitting

Original Text

And before you can borrow the money, you need to be trained. And we believe if you want to help the poor, those who are living in poverty, access to credit must be a human right. Access to credit must be a human right. Otherwise they'll never get out of poverty. And then before getting a loan, you must be trained. Here's what we call a "barefoot MBA," teaching people how to do business so that, when they borrow money, they'll succeed with the business. These are some of the businesses: mushrooms, crabs, vegetables, trees, fruits, and this is very interesting — Nike ice cream and Nike biscuits; this is a village sponsored by Nike. They said, "They should stop making shoes and clothes. Make these better, because we can afford them." And then we have silk, Thai silk. Now we're making Scottish tartans, as you can see on the left, to sell to all people of Scottish ancestors. So anyone sitting in and watching TV, get in touch with me. And then this is our answer to Starbucks in Thailand — "Coffee and Condoms." See, Starbucks you awake, we keep you awake and alive. That's the difference. Can you imagine, at every Starbucks that you can also get condoms? You can order your condoms with your with your cappuccino.

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