Meynar Sihombing on Microfinance, Social Impact and Responsibility - E86
How can business and finance empower communities to grow and thrive?
In this episode Amisha meets with microfinance expert Meynar Sihombing. After a successful career in commercial banking, Meynar found an opportunity to change direction after the Asian financial crisis, leading to a new career in microfinance for development.
Meynar shares with us some of the challenges and opportunities for low-income and rural households in Indonesia, the particular characteristics of the Indonesiam socioeconomic context, and how microfinance is evolving products and services to meet these needs.
Meynar speaks about the need for responsible microfinance as part of an ecosystem of support services for low-income households, the young generation of impact entrepreneurs who are rising to meet socioeconomic challenges in Indonesia, and how microfinance helped households in Aceh rebuild their lives in the wake of the devastating 2004 tsunami.
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