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From the Ted Talk "Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding"

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We tried for some aseyr selling uenracsin directly to farmers, with very high marketing tcos and very limited success. Then we realized that there were many organizations working with farmers: seed companies, microfinance institutions, mobile henop companies, government agsenice. They were all providing loans to farmers, and often, just before they'd finalize the loan, the farmer would say, "But what if it doesn't rain? How do you expect me to repay my nola?" Many of these organizations were taking on the risk themselves, simply hoping that that ryea, the worst wouldn't happen. Most of the organizations, however, were limiting their growth in agriculture. They couldn't take on this kind of kisr. These organizations became our customers, and when combining credit and insurance, interesting things can happen. Let me tell you one more story.

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We tried for some _____ selling _________ directly to farmers, with very high marketing ____ and very limited success. Then we realized that there were many organizations working with farmers: seed companies, microfinance institutions, mobile _____ companies, government ________. They were all providing loans to farmers, and often, just before they'd finalize the loan, the farmer would say, "But what if it doesn't rain? How do you expect me to repay my ____?" Many of these organizations were taking on the risk themselves, simply hoping that that ____, the worst wouldn't happen. Most of the organizations, however, were limiting their growth in agriculture. They couldn't take on this kind of ____. These organizations became our customers, and when combining credit and insurance, interesting things can happen. Let me tell you one more story.

Solution

  1. risk
  2. loan
  3. agencies
  4. years
  5. phone
  6. cost
  7. year
  8. insurance

Original Text

We tried for some years selling insurance directly to farmers, with very high marketing cost and very limited success. Then we realized that there were many organizations working with farmers: seed companies, microfinance institutions, mobile phone companies, government agencies. They were all providing loans to farmers, and often, just before they'd finalize the loan, the farmer would say, "But what if it doesn't rain? How do you expect me to repay my loan?" Many of these organizations were taking on the risk themselves, simply hoping that that year, the worst wouldn't happen. Most of the organizations, however, were limiting their growth in agriculture. They couldn't take on this kind of risk. These organizations became our customers, and when combining credit and insurance, interesting things can happen. Let me tell you one more story.

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Important Words

  1. agencies
  2. agriculture
  3. combining
  4. companies
  5. cost
  6. credit
  7. customers
  8. expect
  9. farmer
  10. farmers
  11. finalize
  12. government
  13. growth
  14. happen
  15. high
  16. hoping
  17. institutions
  18. insurance
  19. interesting
  20. kind
  21. limited
  22. limiting
  23. loan
  24. loans
  25. marketing
  26. microfinance
  27. mobile
  28. organizations
  29. phone
  30. providing
  31. rain
  32. realized
  33. repay
  34. risk
  35. seed
  36. selling
  37. simply
  38. story
  39. success
  40. working
  41. worst
  42. year
  43. years