• City, State: Atlanta, GA


Goretty Nyabendi on the cover of The New York Times Magazine, August 2009

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:17 PM

Readers of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's bestselling book Half the Sky might recognize the name Goretti Nyabenda: she was profiled in the book as an example of an empowered woman who was able to transform her status in her community, her economic situation, and her relationship with her husband after joining a CARE village savings and loan group in which she pooled her savings and took out a loan from the savings group to start her own business. At the 2010 National CARE conference in Washington, D.C., Goretti was the recipient of the "I am Powerful Award," which honors a woman who has worked with CARE programs to change her own life and the life of her family and community. IMOW's Vice President of Programs and Exhibitions Catherine King spoke with Goretti about what she has learned from microfinance.

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