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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.
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!
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.
Published By Katherine Rodota on October 25, 2012
Opportunity International has given us a quick and easy way to send young girls to school in the developing world! One hundred and thirty million young people around the world are not in school, and seventy percent of those children are girls. Additionally, when money gets tight in these regions, it’s usually girls who have to drop out of school first. When girls attend school, they have a better chance for a healthier, happier future. With more education, girls marry later and have fewer children, which in turn improves the country’s economy and government corruption declines.
Right now, if you donate money to this cause, your gift will be matched dollar to dollar up to 75,000 dollars! Twenty dollars (matched to make forty dollars) funds one month of school. Click here for more information on this awesome program!
Check out this video of Rosemary in Uganda who has used Opportunity’s loans to build a great school!