Author Archives: Jerry Ostradicky

About Jerry Ostradicky

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!

Organization: The Adelante Foundation was founded in 1999 to promote economic opportunity for rural Honduran women and provide a sustainable solution to reducing poverty. Adelante follows the Grameen Bank methodology and offers an integrative microfinance-education program to over 7,000 women in nine Honduran departments. The organization has grown by nearly 1,000 clients in 2013 and is looking to expand its fundraising capacity in order to reach more rural families with … Read More >>

Benefits of E-Banking

                  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 >>

Microfinance Internships

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 >>

Voting for Microflicks Begins

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    

About the Organization: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners (formerly Credit Where Credit Is Due) was founded in 1994 in response to the growing financial disenfranchisement of Upper Manhattan. Neighborhood Trust’s mission is to empower low-income individuals to become productive participants in the U.S. financial system and achieve their financial goals. It serves clients who are cultivating their model as a scalable social purpose venture that encourages financial services innovation. About the … Read More >>

Live Below the Line Challenge

Want to see what it’s like living below the poverty line? Spend 5 days feeding yourself with $1.50 a day.  Get a glimpse of what it is like for 1.4 billion people in the world. Live Below the Line is an initiative of the Global Poverty Project, an education and campaigning organization whose mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action against extreme poverty. Learn more … Read More >>

Lots of Microfinance Interships!

With spring and summer just around the corner, quite a few internships have opened up for anybody looking for something in microfinance: Executive Intern Calvert Foundation – United States About the Organization: Calvert Foundation was incorporated in September 1988 as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to maximize the flow of capital to disadvantaged communities in order to create a more equitable and sustainable society. Calvert Foundation’s portfolio … Read More >>

International Microfinance Projects in Costa Rica New Website Helps You Connect With Microfinance Professionals While Traveling Pi Slice & MicroWorld launches the first microcredit platform in MENA Grandma and Micro Credit Economist tags microfinance as poverty trap, not solution Farewell, Vittana

About the Organization: is a nonprofit organization which has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector. It empowers local communities and individuals to develop and sustain solutions … Read More >>

“About the Organization: FINCA International, one of the world’s leading MFIs, provides financial services to more than 950,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Greater Middle East. About the Job: FINCA International is looking for a Director of Communications to be based in Washington, D.C. S/he will be responsible for managing and directing FINCA’?s internal and external communications. S/he will manage the … Read More >>