January 12th Meeting Recap – A Conversation with Author David Roodman

A Conversation with David Roodman Author of Due Diligence: An impertinent inquiry into microfinance Hosted by SVMN Event recap written by SVMN Volunteer Julie Menezes The SVMN event on January 12th featured Economist David Roodman of the Center for Global Development. Roodman discussed his new book, Due Diligence: an impertinent inquiry into microfinance, and how […]

October 28th Event Recap: Microfinance..Not all it’s cracked up to be.. Or is it?

[October 28th event recap written by Julie Menezes] Microfinance: Not all it’s cracked up to be… Or is it? A Bangladesh case study on the positive and negative cultural effects of microfinance. The SVMN event on October 28th featured guest speaker Ananya Roy, Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and Education Director […]

Dec. 8 SVMN Mtg Recap: Microfinance in Failed States

Stephen Tomlin                                                                                                                       Karen Doyle Grossman December 8th SVMN speaker Event recap written by Leslie Roulias, photos by Elena Pons-Conforto: Microfinance in Post-conflict areas and Failed States The SVMN Speaker Event on December 8th focused on the role of micro-finance and health care services in the most fragile economic and political regions and featured Karen Doyle […]

Nov. 18 SVMN Mtg Recap: Beyond Microfinance: Franchising in Microfinance

David Lehr presenting at the SVMN event Chuck Slaughter answers questions following his presentation November 18th SVMN speaker Event recap written by Cindy Law: Beyond Microfinance: How Franchising Makes Communities, Businesses and Lenders Richer “In the development community, a lot of people have the mindset that if we can overcome capital constraints, get small loans […]

Nov. 18 SVMN Mtg: Beyond Microfinance: Franchising in Microfinance

Beyond Microfinance How Franchising Makes Communities, Businesses and Lenders Richer The next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 and will feature David Lehr , Senior Advisor, Social Innovations at Mercy Corps and Chuck Slaughter, founder of Living Goods. Chuck Slaughter                                                                                          David Lehr SVMN’s next Speaker Event will continue with an innovative […]