Microfinance: Developing Paths to Self-Sufficiency
If you’re interested in GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, you should learn about Microfinance! On Thursday, March 10, and Sunday, March 13, Queen’s students will have the opportunity to learn more about this intriguing subject.
So what is microfinance? Microfinance is a relatively new method of aiding the developing world through the provision of small loans to those in poverty. These institutions allow starving entrepreneurs to make a living while maintaining over 90% repayment rates! It has been hailed as one of the first truly sustainable approaches to eradicating poverty.
On Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 pm, Sheila Arnopoulos will be giving a talk about microfinance in DUNNING 12. Ms. Arnopoulos is a renowned journalist who has worked in microfinance in India and has written a book about her experiences.
On Sunday, March 13, at 2:30pm an interactive workshop on the subject will be held at CHERNOFF 213. Andrew Macdonald, from Opportunity International (a microenterprise development institution) will be leading this event.
Both events are pay-what-you-can, and promise to teach you more about this sustainable method of helping the poor.
Hope to see you there!