Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
This description of Chandra Shekhar Ghosh's work was prepared when Chandra Shekhar Ghosh was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Since India’s booming microfinance sector has failed to include the poorest of the poor in its economic development programs, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh has created an innovative “trickle-up” approach to poverty alleviation. Starting with grants and training for people who otherwise lack access to microcredit, his program aims to graduate participants first to regular microfinance programs and then to traditional financial services.
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