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Katherine is a recent graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she studied International Business and French. She is currently working at a private equity firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Katherine loves to travel, and recently spent her summer volunteering in Mauritius.
Jason is from Bellingham, Massachusetts, a small suburb between Providence and Boston. He is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student majoring in international business at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. After working in the commercial and personal loan industry he became interested in microfinancing. When Jason is not working or attending school, he is interested in Boston-based sports teams, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends. After graduation he plans to work in the personal finance industry while earning his MBA.
Although mobile banking isn’t a new concept, it still blows me away how many banks and people around the world don’t have access to internet banking. I’ve always seen the positive side to mobile banking in terms of helping people have access to banking, but it was interesting reading this article about the National Microfinance Bank in Tanzania and how it’s … Read More >>
Here’s a few Microfinance Internships to recently got posted: 100 Million Project Intern Microcredit Summit Campaign About the Job: MCS is seeking a 100 Million Project Intern. S/he will support the organization’s 100 Million Project, which aims to galvanize the microfinance and financial inclusion sector around the “100 million goal”: helping 100 million families lift themselves out of poverty. This is an unpaid internship. [read more] Communications and Social Media … Read More >>
Fehmeen blogs at Loans and Lifestyle – a blog about the role of loans in our lives. Microfinance spread across the global economy like a gentle yet noticeable wave a few years ago and led to empowerment of the lower class in more ways than one could imagine. Since microcredit is a financial tool, one would imagine the benefit delivered would be limited to monetary gain, but the social nature … Read More >>
Here is an opportunity that may interest some of myKRO’s readers… Live in beautiful colonial Granada, Nicaragua, and volunteer in microfinancing. No experience necessary. We will train you. We make small zero-interest loans to people who make less than $2 a day so they may start small businesses. We are looking for someone who can commit to this position for at least six months, but preference will be be given … Read More >>
Wow, Kiva hit 1 MILLION borrowers over the weekend…congrats! PS: If you want to find other Kiva advocates nearby, I encourage you to join the Kiva community on Oh Hey World.
Published By Drew Meyers on July 25, 2013
In our quest to put a face to the microfinance industry and organize it into local communities, we’re profiling the individuals working to expand microfinance. Our next interview is with Genny Ghanimeh. Here’s a little bit more about her… 1) What do you do? I am the Founder of Pi Slice which is a social web based platform promoting social awareness and change, in partnership with MicroWorld from the PlanetFinance Group. Its … Read More >>
Last year, WorldVision and VisionFund launched Microflicks, which sends filmmakers around the world to film microfinance. Today, voting just opened up for the top 5 selections out of 120 videos that were submitted. Go to Microflicks to view the films and vote for your favorite microfinance film
Published By Helen Lyttelton on July 6, 2013
One of my favorite aspects of volunteering for En Vía is my role as a tour guide. Twice-weekly, I head out of Oaxaca city with a group of eager travelers, ready to meet the borrowers, get to know the communities, and learn about microfinance for development. The tours form a vital part of our program, with 100% of the tour fees first going to fund microloans for women borrowers. In … Read More >>