Sheetal Mehta Walsh, on the Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sheetal Mehta Walsh, recently featured in our hugely popular article The 10 Upcoming Female Social Entrepreneurs of India, is the founder of Shanti Life, a unique microfinance platform serving the poor in Gujarat villages and slums so that they can create sustainable businesses.

Shanti Life provides financial literacy training, mentoring, access to eco-sanitation facilities and a low interest rate of 12%. All funds are recycled into further loans.

Sheetal is about to create an online marketplace for recipients of microfinance so that they can sell their goods online globally. She is also a yoga teacher.

Source: The Next Women (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship
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poverty alleviation, social enterprise