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Category Archives: Events
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 >>
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 >>
Published By Drew Meyers on March 4, 2013
myKRO.org is pleased to be a sponsoring partner for the Month of Microfinance – which takes place throughout the month of April. What exactly is Month of Microfinance? WHAT: Month of Educational, Awareness and Fundraising events for Client-Centered Microfinance WHEN: April 1 – April 30, 2013 WHERE: Everywhere WHY: We are a low-budget (correct that, no-budget) grassroots movement of student organizations with a passion for microfinance and an intense commitment to learning. HOW: Take 3 … Read More >>
Don’t miss an exclusive screening and behind-the-scenes discussion of a new film The New York Times calls “one of the hottest ’cause’ documentaries in years.” Vulcan Productions and World Vision invite you to the Seattle Red Carpet Premiere of the film Girl Rising a fundraiser to benefit girls around the world WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) WHERE: Seattle Cinerama, 2100 4th Avenue, Seattle. WATCH … Read More >>
Living On One Dollar is screening their movie in Seattle tomorrow at the Siff Uptown Showing: Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 PM Running Time: 90 Minutes Theater: SIFF Cinema Uptown Ticket Code: LIVI1127 Tickets: Free, click here to register “How do 1.1 billion people around the world live on less than one dollar a day? Four young college friends set out to research and live this reality. Armed with only a … Read More >>
Here are some fun upcoming microfinance events to get involved with! Shine 5K Run for Prosperity Where: 500 Amboy Road. Asheville Road, NC 28806. When: December 20th 4:00-6:00 pm. Come raise seed money to establish scholarship funds in microfinance education and research. The run is $15 and free for kids! Accounting and Microfinance Conference When: December 21st Where: The Grove Park Inn. Asheville, North Carolina. The purpose of this event is to … Read More >>
Islamic banking, banking in accordance with the religious laws of Islam, has been around for thousands of years and still prevails today in its modernized form. Islamic banking has restrictions that are, at times, very different from Western banking. These include profit-sharing between entrepreneur and investor and the prohibition of charging interest. In Islam, one of the five pillars is zakat: the giving of a portion of one’s income to … Read More >>
For those in the Seattle area, there is a Global Partnerships Happy Hour coming up next week on November 13th. When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Where: GP Seattle Headquarters , 1932 First Avenue, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98101 What: Are you interested in learning more about Global Partnerships’ work? Please join us for happy hour, and speak one-on-one with staff to learn about GP’s role in expanding opportunity for families in … Read More >>
Want to see first hand how microfinance impacts lives? Opportunity International provides insight trips to do just that. Insight Trip participants meet Opportunity clients, attend Trust Group meetings, exchange knowledge with local loan officers, and share insights with Opportunity staff and their fellow travelers. Opportunity has upcoming trips to the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Colombia, India, Uganda, the Philippines, Rwanda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Ghana. This is a … Read More >>
Hey everyone! Here are two great upcoming microfinance events in the Colorado area. Microfinance Presents: The Evolution of an Entrepreneur Where: Black Shirt Brewing Company. 3719 Walnut Street. Denver. CO. When: Thursday October 25th 5:30-7:30 pm RMMFI, ACCION Colorado, and Colorado Enterprise Fund are bringing together a panel of local business owners to share what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur in the Colorado area. The panelists will represent … Read More >>