Category Archives: Events

For those of you in the Bay Area, this October The Opportunity Fund is hosting The Taste of Microfinance: a food festival and cocktail party featuring cuisines from entrepreneurs who have used the Opportunity Fund to grow their businesses: When: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PT) Where: East Gardens, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 Tasting Menu The … Read More >>

Based out of Seattle, Global Partnerships has been expanding opportunities for the less fortunate for 18 years.  Come celebrate with them at their annual Business of Hope Luncheon. Where: Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom -Seattle, WA When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Registration 12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch and program Meet Marta at the luncheon In 2003, before Mohammed Yunus and Grameen Bank … Read More >>

Seattle Screening on Bonsai People

SeaMo and other members of the Seattle microfinance community will be hosting the premier of Bonsai People, a documentary about Muhammad Yunus’ drive to build social businesses as the next wave of development. The screening will be on April 18th at UW’s Kane Hall at 7pm with a reception preceding it at 5pm. To receive an invitation, please join the Bonsai People group on LinkedIn:   About Bonsai People … Read More >>

There’s an upcoming microfinance event taking place in Cambodia, put on by BWTP (Banking With the Poor). What (main event): Workshop Building Partnerships in Microfinance This three (3) day training course is designed for management of a range of microfinance providers and other stakeholders, including MFIs, banks, insurance companies, NGOs and government agencies. The course content aims to: Raise awareness of the potential of partnership approaches in microfinance; Better equip … Read More >>

Once again, Opportunity International is offering some Insight Trips that allows participants to view Microfinance at work in the countries where their loans are at work.  Opportunity International is offering three trips in early 2012: Colombia and Nicaragua January 15 – January 21 Travel to Colombia to experience how Opportunity contributors live out Christ’s call, bringing hope and justice to displaced persons. Then, journey to Nicaragua, the second most impoverished … Read More >>

Wokai: Drinks For A Better World

Grameen Auction in Hong Kong

On November 10, Grameen Foundation will host its inaugural “Hong Kong Grameen Foundation Experience,” celebrate solutions to ending poverty across Asia. As part of the event, Grameen is hosting an auction with a distinctive selection of art and exdperiences.  From art to travel and internships, there are some great items at the auction. A multi-media portrait of Muhammad Yunus: 3-Day Family Visit to Southern Luzon in the Philippines:   View … Read More >>

From Blassys:

Microfinance Trip to Peru

Global Partnerships is hosting a PartnerTrip to Peru where travelers can meet microfinance entrepreneurs at their houses and see how their lives have been changed by microfinance loans. An Incredible Journey to See Microfinance in Action Global Partnerships invites you to accompany Global Partnerships on an incredible journey to Latin America to experience firsthand how microfinance changes lives. Designed for donors who have made or who are considering making a … Read More >>

Lumana Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction

Our friends over at SeaMO posted this event for Lumana, so I wanted to share it on myKRO as well to spread the word: Come join us for a night of inspiration and fun at Lumana’s Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction! As an attendee, you will be supporting Lumana in creating empowered communities and meaningful opportunities for active youth leaders worldwide, while experiencing a truly exciting program with our … Read More >>