Poverty As My Teacher describes the birth of the initiative: Leading the Way Out of Global Poverty® with Sustainable Family Communities® which are designed with the economic and social/cultural factors necessary to be repeatable, sustainable and scalable.This is an initiative that can truly eradicate poverty, one Community at a time, as opposed to what most projects do – provide some help to people who continue to live in poverty (Yes, clean water, sanitation, etc. are needed, but do not eliminate poverty).At the core is a commercial business that exists only for the higher purpose of creating a path from extreme poverty of urban slums to a decent quality of life (for those who choose to follow it). This Economic Engine creates new jobs, wages, training, benefits and ownership for over 100 workers in organic food production. 100% of its annual profits are reinvested in three goals:1. Ongoing training and development opportunities for the workers and their families.2. Creating a small, poverty-free community around itself where residents can live with dignity and pride.3. Replicating itself by nurturing start-up of another new Economic Engine every year (for another 100 workers and another community), thus creating its own exponential growth to eliminate extreme poverty one Community at a time. All done with no government subsidies or ongoing donations.Leveraging expertise of over 800 individuals, organizations and universities, the nonprofit Our Family Orphan Communities, Inc. has the design and framework for this initiative and will donate it to any influential leader that demonstrates the passion to reduce poverty, and who invites their executive director to discuss it with them in person. They will guide and assist in its implementation, operation and expansion to ensure that each poverty-free community will have a sustainable economy, environment, food-supply and society for generations to come. All benefits accrue to the people, economy and society of the country. A special benefit is reduction of the number of orphans as poverty is the primary cause of children being in orphanages.