Patient capital is vital for early-stage investing when the company must confront significant challenges to disrupt an industry. At this stage, few other than philanthropy-based patient capital will take the financial risk the company needs for experimentation.
I met Ifra in Pakistan. Her husband left her to marry a second wife. She worked hard, took a loan out from Kashf to make jewelry in her home and sell it. I hope you're inspired by this woman's spirit like I am.
There is remarkable power in telling your story. Director Heather Ross demonstrates this in her excellent film Girls on the Wall, which screened recently and will be seen on PBS stations in the coming months.