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Microfinance Now: Andrew Devenport

Helping young people to realize their ambition, to give them confidence, to create businesses and to create employment has a cumulative effect, says Andrew Devenport, CEO of Youth Business International (YBI) in this short interview about youth entrepreneurship.

If you are able to help a young person on the road to success through entrepreneurship it can have a lasting impact on the individual, their household, and the community, says Devenport: “So I think it’s a very efficient way to invest in the future by investing in youth.” On the flip side, failing to invest in youth employment and entrepreneurship has very high costs for societies.

Camera Peter Cairns. Produced by Jeanette Thomas.

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