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How Microfinance Helps Unbanked & The Climate Vulnerable w/ Celyn & Kristen (ShareChange)

How Microfinance Helps Unbanked & The Climate Vulnerable w/ Celyn & Kristen (ShareChange)

Hello everyone and welcome back to CleanTechies the Podcast. This is episode 68.

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Today we are joined by Celyn Brown and Kristen Castell to discuss what ShareChange is doing in the Micro Finance space. This conversation spans broadly across what ShareChange is doing with Micro Lending to Entrepreneurs in unbanked regions but also more broadly about the importance of Micro Finance. 

Key topics: 

  • How big financial institutions can stand to change and how they originally were against Impact Finance 

  • How the unbanked populations are also more affected by Climate Change

  •  How, in many countries, women are unable to get loans without a man's signature

  •  How learning through doing is the best way to get into impact finance 

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