The Weekender: Relieving Student Debt with Social Entrepreneurship (listen)
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This just inspired me to no end! Seeing student loan debt (now $1.5 trillion) not just as a crisis but an opportunity for innovation. Incredible generosity-fueled entrepreneurial spirit.
Shared Harvest Fund is a very creative use of a digital platform. But it’s story of something even greater.The real story hear is of three female doctors who, very early in their careers, are taking time and resources from their own battles with debt to create an organization like this.
“My husband asked me, ‘Let me get this straight: We’re going to put ourselves further into debt so we can help other people get out of debt?” NanaEfua recalls with a laugh. “But he got it.”
Their unique approach to student loan relief is working. It’s called Shared Harvest Fund, and it’s helping graduates pay off loans through volunteer work.