April 17th Meeting Recap: Impact Investing – Pioneering Past, Promising Future

By SVMN Volunteer Monica Oyarzun On April 17, 2013, SVMN had the honor and privilege of welcoming Michael Schlein, President and CEO of ACCION, to discuss the organization’s history along with its strategies for future economic and social impact among base of the pyramid (BoP) populations.  During this discussion, Schlein emphasized the themes of hope, […]

June 14th SVMN Meeting: Client Protection & Transparency!

The Responsibility is Ours: Pushing the Boundaries on Client Protection & Transparency This Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will take place on Monday, June 14th, 2010 and will feature Beth Porter of the United Nations Capital Development Fund and Chuck Waterfield of Microfinance Transparency. During this event, Beth and Chuck will closely examine the evolution […]

Sep. 16 SVMN Mtg Recap: Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance

Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance Successes and obstacles in profitably providing microfinance September 16, 2009 SVMN Speaker Event re-cap written by Leslie Roulias The SVMN speaker event on September 16th on “Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance” featured Managing Director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International, Elisabeth Rhyne.  Elisabeth recently published the book Microfinance for Bankers and […]

Sept. 16 SVMN Mtg: Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance

Engaging the Private Sector in Microfinance Successes and obstacles in profitably providing microfinance The next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will be Wednesday, September 16, 2009 and will feature Managing Director of the Center for Financial Inclusion at ACCION International, Elisabeth Rhyne. Elisabeth Rhyne Over the last six years, the microfinance sector has grown at an average rate of 30%.  Certainly […]