My appearance on Investment Perspectives with Ed Mitchell

13 January 2015

In this interview, I had the opportunity to discuss our village banking model in detail —  how we found our client base, raised money, and staffed the organization — and to share the moving story of Cissy Sekyewa, a FINCA client and successful entrepreneur.

When asked, “Is microfinance alone enough to get people out of poverty?” I stated that we need to expand our reach into other sectors including health, education, and energy. This led me to discuss one of our pilot programs, FINCA + Clean Energy, in Uganda, which provides training sessions for energy entrepreneurs and access to small loans that allow them to purchase solar powered products.

I want to thank Ed Mitchell for having me on the show, and to those who have listened and shared.

Rupert Scofield


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