Monday, October 25, 2010

Grameen Foundation in Chicago, Nov 1

From the Grameen Foundation...

In continuation of its support of Bankers without Borders®, Grameen Foundation’s volunteer initiative, the organization is hosting a presentation and discussion on the impact of microfinance. The event, titled “Does microfinance reduce poverty? A dialogue on the social impact of microfinance as a development tool,” will explore the effect of microfinance on the lives of the poor. Microcredit has been successful in increasing access to capital by the poor, but does it actually reduce poverty for the people it intends to help?

The discussion will be framed around the recently released white paper, Measuring the Impact of Microfinance: Taking Another Look, authored by Kathleen O’Dell, Assistant Professor of Economics at Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business. The discussion will feature Alex Counts, President, president, CEO and founder, Grameen Foundation, and Beth Houle, Chief of Staff, Opportunity International.

Please join us on Monday, November 1, at 12 pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 28, to

Date: Monday, Nov. 1
Time: 12- 1p.m.
Location: Chase Auditorium, Chase Tower, 10 S. Dearborn St., Chicago
RSVP: By Thursday, Oct. 28 to

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