Rural Spark
Rural Spark
Feb 27, 2019
DIY Economic Development: One Woman's ROI on Micro-loans
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Would you invest your retirement portfolio in micro-loans for entrepreneurs in your rural community? That’s what Jane Nicholson did. No bureaucracy. No advisory board. Of 110 applications over the past two years, she has funded 52 - and helped create 123 jobs. Yep, Jane moved the needle in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. New to the pod? Every week Helen Murphy, a rural newspaper editor and entrepreneur, invites guests to share fresh thinking, success stories and lessons learned. Be sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date on all things rural innovation! Thanks for listening!

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