Martin Eakes *80 (WWS) reflects on a lifetime making loans to America's low-income family homeowners and minority small-businesses. Through story and humor, he describes how the success of his work to change lending practices was based on the faith that poor people are better borrowers than rich people and how home ownership is the single best tool for breaking the cycle of poverty and changing the psychology of what people think is possible.

Event Date: February 21, 2015
Program: Alumni Day
Series: Alumni Day 2015
Topic(s):  Economics & Business