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Lindsey Freedman

March 10, 2022

Prior to joining the Prize in 2013, Lindsey managed Kiva Microfunds’ South American portfolio, working with 22 partner microfinance institutions in six countries across the region to provide loans to small business owners. Prior to that, she spent a year volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Buenos Aires, Argentina, developing social performance metrics to measure the success of their microloan program. Lindsey holds a BA in Spanish from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Recent Posts

Our Amazing Planet: Five Earth Facts


April 1, 2024

1. The Earth Isn’t Round No, it’s not flat, but it’s not perfectly round, either. It’s actually an ellipsoid—a slightly squashed sphere. The Earth bulges at the center and flattens at the poles due to the planet’s rotational force. The Earth’s surface is further distorted by steep mountains and deep ocean trenches. 2. The Coldest…

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Women Environmental Leaders throughout History


March 7, 2024

Women are critical defenders of their communities and environments. Join us in learning about some of their stories. Rachel Carson Perhaps the mother of the American environmental movement, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) set into motion a global awakening to the dangers of chemical pesticides (she, of course, preceded the Goldman Prize). A marine biologist and nature…

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Three Black Environmental Leaders You Should Know


February 20, 2024

We celebrate the contributions of Black leaders to the environmental movement in the United States and around the world. Join us in learning about some of their stories. Sharon Lavigne Environmental justice advocate Sharon Lavigne (United States, 2021) successfully stopped the construction of a $1.25 billion plastics manufacturing plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The…

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