In episode 18 of The Charity Charge Show, Stephen Garten chats with Steve Wanta, Co-founder and CEO of JUST.
JUST invest in female entrepreneurs with access to capital and coaching within a supportive community of peers. Their goal is to help their entrepreneurs build stronger businesses, build better money habits, and increase their social capital. Beyond the repayment of a loan, improved client outcomes will lead to their entrepreneurs increasing their savings.
The goal is to instill the confidence around their own capacity to change and improve. This skill of learning and doing will result in more resilient communities. JUST’s role continues to evolve to offer new, more, and better services for our community. These are positive steps forward toward a more just world where people can live with less stress and more joy.
Steve is also the Co-founder of Impact Hub Austin and was tech Global Impact Director for nearly a decade at the Whole Planet Foundation(the nonprofit arm of Whole Foods).
Topics covered in the interview.
1)How he got the inspiration to leave a global nonprofit at his role at Whole Planet Foundation and venture out to start his own nonprofit.
2)what is micro-credit and what has he learned in 15 years of doing micro-credit. what works, what doesn’t, and how to do it properly.