Social Entrepreneurship at Temple

Temple business student has a strategy to feed his starving Mali people:

Mohamed Ali Niang will skip his Aug. 26 graduation from Temple University. The budding entrepreneur, 23, will be busy trying to lift a West African country out of abject poverty and to save lives.

In the process, Niang said, he hopes the rice-processing and rice-distribution business he traveled to Mali this weekend to start will make him “a rock star.” But not in a pile-of-money, limousines-and-swooning-young-women kind of way.

Niang said he would consider himself rich if Malians stop dying from malnutrition, a condition said to claim one child every 10 minutes in the beleaguered country of more than 14 million people, where his parents were born.