hello there, i'm Nettra (pronounced according to spelling: net + tra = nettra).
i'm a global nomad and digital native currently based in Paris. i was born in California, raised in Phnom Penh and loved my three years in New York City.
i am a recovering political scientist keen on helping diverse stakeholders work together towards sustainable solutions to poverty. learning about the impact of technology, entrepreneurship and creativity on society is what gives me energy.
this tumblr helps me keep track of things which have happened to me, as well as the interesting, funny, inspiring and beautiful links i find this on this internet odyssey (read more).
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In this cash/credit-based economy, it’s easy to forget that we once invested in furniture, jewels, gold with the intent of eventually trading or reselling it.
Nathan Fiala, a consultant for the World Bank:
“There is some evidence that simple savings accounts do, in fact, increase savings. Indeed, the poor have known this for some time, and have developed low-tech solutions, like buying furniture, to avoid the stigma of having to deny a family member’s request for cash for schooling or weddings. If you have cash on hand, you’re normally expected to contribute some money.
(via @ferenstein: The New Microfinancing: SMS-Based Layaway To The Rescue | Fast Company)