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Episode 7: Alex Counts Talks About Empowering the Poor Through Financial Access and Women Empowerment
Alex Counts is the founder of the Grameen Foundation and the author of Small Loans Big Dreams. In this podcast episode, Alex discusses how we can empower the poor, especially women, by providing the basic tools they need to grow and thrive.
Bonus Episode: Talia Milgrom-Elcott Talks About the Importance of STEM Teachers in all Schools
Talia Milgrom-Elcott is the founder and Executive Director of Beyond100K, a national network focused on centering equity and belonging in their pursuit to prepare and retain 150,000 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers over a decade, by 2032.
Bonus Episode: Erica Plybeah and Nathalie Occean Talk About Enabling Healthcare Through Inclusive Transportation
MedHaul Founder and COO, Erica Plybeah and Nathalie Occean, discuss enabling access to healthcare for the most vulnerable by providing inclusive transportation services.
Episode 6: Mary Ellen Iskenderian Talks Financial Inclusion for Women Around the World
In this episode of “What Do You Understand” Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, discusses financial inclusion for women around the world. Check it out!
Episode 5: Barry Levy Talks About the Public Health Impact of War
In this episode, Dr. Barry Levy discusses the effects of war on public health, society, the environment, and development while providing hope for an optimistic future.
Episode 4: Sasha Fisher Talks Decolonizing Philanthropy Through Community-Driven Development
In this episode of What Do You Understand? Sasha Fisher, co-founder of Spark Microgrants, discusses the negative effects of prescriptive philanthropy and how grassroots initiatives give the decision-making power back to the indigenous communities.
Latest News From GPFD
Dora’s Corner: May Updates from East Africa
Read about the latest updates from our on-site Programs Manager, Dora Okeyo and her latest visit to Tanzania! Don’t miss out!
A Journey Towards New Beginnings: Regina’s Story and the Genesis Community Foundation
We’re thrilled to support Regina, a former scholarship recipient, in her journey to expand Genesis Pre-Primary and Primary School in her Maasai community. Regina’s dedication to empowering her community through education and development is truly inspiring.
Empowering Burundian Youth: Menya Accelerator’s Experience and Vision for the Future
Learn how Menya Accelerator empowers Burundian youth through mentorship and entrepreneurial leadership after the success of its first ever pilot program!