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Currently a Master of Public Administration (MPA) student at Bowling Green State. University in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. Specializing in International Development with focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
I work in Advertising Operations at Zillow, but LOVE microfinance. I'm always interested in startups, especially non-profits, reach out to me if you're working on anything cool!
Author Archives: Drew Meyers
I just watched Global Partnerships‘ new video, and am very impressed. In addition to that, they have organized a happy hour in Seattle on the topic of impact investing later this month. When: November 16 2017 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m Where: Global Partnerships Office: 1932 First Ave, Suite 400, Seattle Join Global Partnerships for happy hour, networking and lively conversation with a panel of GP staff. Bring your burning questions about GP … Read More >>
Published By Drew Meyers on September 13, 2016
Global Partnerships‘ annual Luncheon is rapidly approaching on October 13th. They are looking for a bit of volunteer help from the Seattle microfinance community. Details are below, if you are interested in lending a helping hand, please reach out to Alison Driver at adriver at globalpartnerships.org. Volunteer Work Party – Saturday, October 8th, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (at Global Partnerships): Lend a hand as we put together table decorations, programs, info packets, … Read More >>
Published By Drew Meyers on July 25, 2016
So I know this is beyond incredibly late notice, but there is a Global Partnerships open house tomorrow morning at their office in Seattle. How do we use market-based solutions to expand opportunity for people living in poverty? You’ll learn more about GP’s work and the extraordinary people they serve — and discuss ways market-based solutions provide simple, sustainable economic, health and energy resources for people living in poverty. The presentation will … Read More >>
Since 2005, more than 1.8 million people around the world have made a loan on Kiva…
Published By Drew Meyers on June 9, 2016
There’s been a microfinance angle to Horizon (a blend of AirBnB & Couchsurfing within trusted networks) all along — if I had to trace the origins back to the very beginning, finding those deeply involved in the microfinance industry around the globe was one of the early pain points I experienced traveling. The other microfinance tie is our support for Kiva while testing what we refer to as #travelbygiving (replacing or supplementing house gifts with donations … Read More >>
Published By Drew Meyers on December 11, 2015
A great piece on Kiva Zip on CNBC… Premal Shah, Kiva‘s president, and Stevenson Dunn, Kiva loan borrower and The Bishop Gallery owner, discuss the launch of Kiva’s $25 lending platform for small businesses.
Published By Drew Meyers on August 12, 2015
myKRO.org has now around for over 7 years since we launched it in 2008. Jerry and I are both still still incredibly passionate about advancing the microfinance industry into the mainstream, but simply haven’t been able to dedicate the time to this blog over the past few years that we used to. Life has gotten the best of us. Jerry has a family now, and my start-up Horizon (and Oh Hey … Read More >>
Published By Drew Meyers on November 22, 2014
You may know it was my initial frustration finding microfinance advocates around the globe that led me down the path to create Oh Hey World, and now Horizon. Thus, it’s probably no surprise to you I devour interviews, content, and interactions with people heavily involved in the microfinance world. I found 3 of them in one interview: LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman (Kiva board member) interviewed Kiva’s Premal Shah and Julie Hanna as … 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 >>