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Jean Claude Rodríguez-Ferrera


Jean Claude Rodríguez-Ferrera


(Barcelona, 1967)

Founder of four businesses, he set up his first one while he was still a student. He subsequently spent four years working with indigenous communities in Guatemala, where he founded Tesoros Mayas. In 2004, he began his largest project to date: Self-Financed Communities (CAF). In recognition of this initiative he has been chosen as a social entrepreneur by Ashoka International, and has been awarded various international prizes, including the CYEA award, which recognises the best creative young entrepreneurs in the world. CAF are communities in which partners provide microcredits to cover small but essential financial needs. Rodríguez-Ferrara graduated in Economics and holds a PhD in Microfinance. He has worked as a lecturer in several universities throughout the world. He is the author of the book Global Economy and Development and co-author of The Other Microfinance.

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