Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
Zimbabwe Women's Finance Trust
This description of Esinet Mapondera's work was prepared when Esinet Mapondera was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Inspired by the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Esinet founded the Zimbabwe Women Finance Trust, the first micro-credit institution in Zimbabwe to use group lending. As a result of her work, Esinet has played a leading role in a host of international endeavors addressing women's issues.
The New Idea
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