The Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women (HERO)

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Host Reena Ninan – founder of Good Trouble Productions. She is a television journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent, foreign reporter, and news anchor for CBS, ABC, and Fox News.

The program begins with Reena Ninan’s conversation with Kudret a Turkish Grameen Foundation/Kiva microcredit recipient about the impact microfinance has had on her personally. Then, Roshaneh Zafar discuses her experiences launching the Kashf Foundation, the first microfinance institution in Pakistan and the largest loan provider to women in the country.

In this second half of the episode, Ninan talks to Ada Osakwe, founder of the Nuli Juice Company, about the various obstacles she overcame to expand her business – including her first store almost getting destroyed in Lagos, Nigeria. Then, World Bank Financial Inclusion Expert Mahesh Uttamchandani shares the financial solutions he is most excited about.

This special will air on Friday September 9th at 10 AM and 8 PM here on 88.3 FM KCPW.