December 6th Meeting Recap – Panel: Is Microfinance Dying?

SVMN Panel: Is Microfinance Dying? Featuring: Dr. Ruth Shapiro, Maya Chorengel, Sean Foote, Dr. Lamia Karim Tuesday, December 6th 2011 Panel Recap Written by SVMN Volunteer Elayna Yussen SVMN packed the house last Tuesday evening with a diverse speaker panel including Maya Chorengel of Elevar Equity, Sean Foote of Labrador Ventures and faculty at UC Berkeley […]

June 8th Meeting: Economic Empowerment for Women in Liberia

Economic Empowerment for Women in Liberia Featuring Chid Liberty of Made In: Liberia -June 8th, 2011- The next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will take place on Wednesday June 8th, 2011 and will feature Chid Liberty (Co-Founder of Liberty & Justice and Founder of Made In: Liberia) as he discusses his thriving, multi-national social enterprises.  […]

April 28th Meeting: “Financing Good” Featuring Jocelyn Wyatt & Chuck Slauther

Financing Good: How Partnerships Between Microfinance & Social Enterprises Benefit the Bottom of the Pyramid – Thursday, April 28th – The next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will take place on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 and will feature Jocelyn Wyatt, Co-Lead & Executive Director of IDEO and Chuck Slaughter, Founder & President of LivingGoods as […]

Opportunity Fund Microfinance Call Night

Volunteers Needed! Opportunity Fund Microfinance Call Night Want to roll up your sleeves and get involved in microfinance in your backyard?  Join us on  Tuesday, March 15th. Opportunity Fund is hosting a Call Night, an exciting event that allows YOU to be a part of the microloan process for Bay Area borrowers. We hope to […]

Re-Cap SVMN Microfinance Photography Auction

SVMN Cocktail Party & Photography Auction Earlier this month, SVMN had the pleasure of working with Opportunity Fund to host an event in downtown San Francisco, featuring winning photos from the annual CGAP Photography Contest.  It was a great night filled with terrific people and beautiful photography, all benefiting a great cause! Brian DiCola, a […]