Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
Building Markets
This description of Scott Gilmore's work was prepared when Scott Gilmore was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Local businesses and entrepreneurs have the potential to stimulate economic growth in conflict-pronecountries, but are quelled by a lack of access to buyers and a lack of financing to increase production. Scott Gilmore is creating a new market for these producers, linking them to international aid organizations and multinational corporations by creating the processes, connections and trust needed to get these organizations to buy locally. The local purchasing power of aid organizations and multinational corporations is channeling more funds to rebuild local economies.
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