A world in which all people can achieve a dignified life free from poverty and tyranny.


Core Values


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Reciprocity
  • Rule of Law
  • Property
  • Sovereignty of Nations
  • Planet Human Rights
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Gender Equity & Equality




A set of trusted, prepackaged, persona-based solutions to increase prosperity and economic empowerment of women through increased productivity. Human-centered design aiming for a penny/day delivery cost


Development/training/mentoring centers with select platform partners that enable microentrepreneurs to serve their communities and perpetuate additional solutions


Finance solutions at massive scale through Opportunity International’s network of Trust Banks (vetted financial institution partners), Trust Groups and network of partners & staff in low- income communities


With US State Depart. & MCC to establish local government support with funding provided by DFC/USAID/Dev Banks to the level of commitment/ success of PEPFAR​


Adoption of technology in low-income nations by providing solutions that meet the Tech Trust Standard by building a Global Trust Network of countries/companies/institutions


Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue

The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is the creator and leader of a new discipline—called Tech Diplomacy—that integrates technology expertise, Silicon Valley strategies and foreign policy tools to ensure that technology advances freedom.

To accomplish its mission, the Krach Institute offers Tech Diplomacy training to business leaders, technologists, and the global foreign policy community; is building the Global Trusted Tech Network to bring together like-minded countries, companies and civil society to operate by a shared set of trust principles; and is guiding the creation of Tech Diplomacy strategies and solutions that can be used to prevent authoritarian domination of vital tech sectors.

The Trusted Tech Microfinance Initiative is a program of the Institute which combines microfinance, trusted technology, and public and private partnerships to advance freedom and prosperity in the developing world.

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Opportunity International

Opportunity  International  is  a global nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to build their businesses, children to go to school, farmers to feed their communities, and families to end the cycle of generational poverty. For nearly 50 years, we have developed innovative programs that use financial services, training, and support to address some of the greatest challenges facing those living in poverty around the world.

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Michelle Giuda

I am honored to serve as the CEO of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue. We stand at the precipice of a high-tech, high-stakes geopolitical era, and our mission could not be more critical: Technology must advance freedom. Together with the leading innovators, engineers, and scientists of Purdue University, and in partnership with allies in government and the private sector in the United States and around the world, I am both confident and enthusiastic that we’ll help ensure that technology unleashes a future propelled by trust, democratic principles, and freedom.

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Michelle Giuda

CEO, Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, Former Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Keith Krach

“The key to securing freedom for the next generation is securing technology. Tomorrow’s tech must be trusted tech developed and protected by a Global Trust Network of like-minded countries, companies, and individuals who respect the rule of law, human rights, labor practices, national sovereignty.”

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Keith Krach

    Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Advisory Board Chairman, Former U.S. Under Secretary of State, Former Chairman and CEO of DocuSign and Ariba, Former Chairman

    Greg Nelson

    Helping the world’s poorest people to achieve their own success through sustainable entrepreneurship–giving people a hand up, not just a handout–helps secure a better future for all of us. The partnership between The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and Opportunity International is bringing thought leadership, innovation, and momentum to this challenge.

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    Greg Nelson

      Senior Leadership Trusted Tech Microfinance Initiative

      Advisory Council Member GTSC Commissioner for Micro-Lending, Fmr Sr. VP of Microsoft; Board of Directors, Opportunity Intl.

      Technology Advisory Council

      Gary Bird

        Technical Advisor Trusted Tech Microfinance Initiative

        Former Senior Director, Strategic Customer and Partner Engagements, Microsoft; Experienced in Azure, Cloud services, and ISV

        Leticia Jáuregui Casanueva

          Technical Advisor Trusted Tech Microfinance Initiative

          Head of Global Education Partnerships and Meta Immersive Learning, Meta; Fintech Innovator, Social Enterprise Founder (Crea)

          Austin Fowler

            Technical Advisor Trusted Tech Microfinance Initiative

            Quantum Software Engineer, Google; Hardware engineering and physics expert

            Shari Van Cleave

              Technical Advisor Trusted Tech Microfinance Initiative

              Global Head / Managing Director, Digital and Data Commercialization and Client Experience, Standard Chartered Bank; Former Head, Wells Fargo Innovation Lab

              Jonathan Nagao

                Technical Advisor Trusted Tech Microfinance Initiative

                Android and smart devices ecosystem / OEMs Google; Former Microsoft and Amazon global roles