In my past lives I've been a community organizer, a computer network administrator, an emerging markets analyst, and a microentrepreneur. After working in rural Pakistan, founding and managing Prizma in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and consulting in Africa, I served on the Leadership Team and directed growth-oriented microfinance initiatives globally for Freedom from Hunger.
More convinced than ever before that very poor girls and women are the single most important people to invest in, I co-founded Reach Global with former senior management and training specialists from Freedom from Hunger, to advance the fast growing social enterprise Reach India and others around the world supporting savings, health, livelihoods and family finance of the very poor.
Reach Global is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to equip millions of very poor girls and women with the knowledge and skills to activate their most powerful asset—themselves. Reach does this by designing life changing education on health, livelihoods and family finance, and replicating its delivery in the world's poorest communities.
In addition to supporting Reach India to scale up across India, Reach Global seeks to partner with others to scale what works for girls and women in the poorest places in the world—South Asia, Sub-Saharan and Haiti.