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Nilima Achwal


Villgro Innovations Foundation


Nilima currently leads the SEED program at Villgro Innovations Foundation, an India-based social enterprise incubator that provides seed funding and mentoring to social enterprises that have the potential to scale up and transform rural India. SEED is a 7-month incubator program that supports social entrepreneurs to refine their business models and raise seed funding. Nilima originally joined Villgro as a Villgro Fellow, when she spearheaded the SEED program, case study development, and the Villgro Fellows Blog.

Previously, she was a Business Case Writer at the William Davidson Institute, where she worked with faculty at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business to develop case studies for MBA courses, with a particular focus on base of the pyramid topics. She was also a Kiva Fellow at a microfinance institution in Bolivia, for which she trained staff on Kiva processes and interviewed borrowers to assess the impact of their micro-loans. Nilima graduated with distinction in Economics and Spanish from the University of Michigan.

You can e-mail her at or find her on Twitter @niliach.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A New Brand of Poverty Tourism

By Nilima Achwal

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    Citi Foundation
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