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Jeroo Billimoria is the Founder and Managing Director of Child and Youth Finance International. Jeroo is considered among the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and is now working on her ninth entrepreneurial venture. She is a Skoll awardee, and an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow. Among her organizations are Childline India and ChildHelpline International which have facilitated a global movement for protection of children and youth and is active in more than 181 countries – having responded to over 160 million calls. Her previous organization, Aflatoun, has been recognized among the world’s top 50 NGOs. In a space of three short years, Aflatoun succeeded in working with global partners to provide social and financial education to over 1 million children in 84 countries. Jeroo is now heading CYFI and building a Child & Youth Finance Movement to ensure financial inclusion and Economic Citizenship Education for 100 million children and youth in 100 countries by 2015.