Thursday, March 11, 2010

Empowering Women Through Microfinance Discussion in LA on April 28th

Why do microfinance organizations usually focus their assistance on women?

How is focusing on women and girls the most effective way to fight global poverty and extremists?

What would an agenda for fighting poverty through helping women look like?

If these questions intrigue you, then read on!

The Yale Club of Southern California, UCLA Net Impact Undergrad, The Los Angeles Microfinance Network, and UCLA Net Impact Anderson will be hosting a panel featuring Kiva co-founder Jessica Jackley on the importance of focusing microfinance efforts on women on April 28th in Los Angeles.

This will be a great way to learn more about the impact of microfinance while meeting other like-minded Kiva lenders and microfinance enthusiasts in the LA Area.

In addition to the panel, there will be a reception afterwards with food, drinks and additional information on local microfinance organizations and how you can become a more active participant in microfinance in the US and abroad.

Everyone who RSVP’s is asked to purchase an optional Kiva Gift certificate which will be handed out at the event!

Date: Wednesday, April 28th @ 7pm

Location: Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Register Now for Early Bird Savings

$12 (YCSC members)

$18 (guests)

Current UCLA & Yale Students are FREE!

AND you can purchase a KIVA GIFT CERTIFICATE when you RSVP!


Jessica Jackley

Co-Founder, Kiva Microfunds

Bhagwan Chowdhry

Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Dean Karlan

Professor of Economics, Yale University

President, Innovations for Poverty Action

Eric Weaver

CEO, Opportunity Fund

Jon Yasuda

West Region Vice President, Opportunity International

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.