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Founder of Oliberte Footwear speaks at Lawrence University Entrepreneur hope to create 1 million jobs in Africa Nov. 6, 2013   |   Comments Tweet Email Print Share LinkedIn Tumblr StumbleUpon Reddit Del.icio.us Digg A A Dehtiar Written by Post-Crescent Media
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timberland APPLETON — International entrepreneur Tal Dehtiar is on a mission to build a thriving middle class in Africa.

discount timberland boots Dehtiar, who was born in Israel and raised in Canada, founded Oliberte Footwear, the first shoe company making premium shoes exclusively in Africa. The company makes shoes with leather uppers sourced from animals that have led free-range lives and uses crepe rubber soles instead of toxic manmade alternatives.

timberland discount shoes Through Oliberte, Dehtiar hopes to create a million jobs in Africa by 2025.

timberland boots on sale Dehtiar spoke about social entrepreneurship, human rights and sustainable development Wednesday evening at Lawrence University in Appleton. Post-Crescent Media talked to Dehtiar by phone before his presentation, and what follows is an edited transcript of the conversation.

cheap timberland boots What inspired you to start Oliberte Footwear? Before this, I actually built a charity called MBAs Without Borders, where we built small businesses in 25 countries around the world. The work we were doing was good, but I always questioned, was it good enough. I