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Kristi Yuthas
Kristi Yuthas

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Lifting people out of poverty through business education

The $10 billion microfinance industry has funded small businesses around the world. But critics, including PSU business professor Kristi Yuthas, argue that the funds do little to lift communities out of poverty. For these funded business owners to succeed, Yuthas advocates support that includes teaching families and children about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and management skills.

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