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Jeffrey Ashe is Chair, Grassroots Finance Action and Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University. Jeff was the Director of Community Finance for Oxfam America between 2004 and 2013.  He was a microcredit pioneer at Accion International, led the first study of microcredit funded by USAID (the PISCES project) and designed and evaluated peer lending MFIs in 34 countries. In the USA he launched Working Capital with operations throughout six states. Jeff started learning about savings groups in 2000 and he and his students started studying ROSCAS in 2017. He teaches Finance for the World’s Poorest at Columbia University. For more information contact