A witness to the affects of poverty, Iraq War veteran Elizabeth Vallette gives us an eye-opening account about how instability in other parts of the world affects us in the United States and what we can do about it. She advocates microfinance, a program that empowers impoverished people of developing countries. This program especially benefits women, who have vastly less access to education than men. By introducing us to microfinance, Vallette offers an easy way for Americans to become involved in combating poverty and helping others become self-sufficient.
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Episode #306 / Length: 26 minutes