Christy Stickney is an independent development consultant, and has worked in financial services and inclusive market development since 2010. Christy has been engaged in microfinance since 1993, having developed loan and savings products for women micro-entrepreneurs and then going on to design a variety of other types of financial products and services. She has worked in international development for over two decades, most recently with Habitat for Humanity International as Director of Housing Finance for Latin America and the Caribbean. During her time with Habitat, Christy oversaw a variety of programs seeking innovative approaches to housing microfinance, financial education, raising investment capital, leveraging remittance flows, and mobilizing government subsidies – all for improved housing.
Christy has also worked with Opportunity International, directing technical assistance and financial support to poverty-focused loan and savings programs around the world, and as a consultant with the Agros Foundation.
She has lived throughout Latin America and the Philippines, and is currently based in San Jose, Costa Rica.