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 […]

SVMN Presents Microfinance 201 Education Course

SVMN Education Course Microfinance 201: Cases in Microfinance Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) is proud to offer “Microfinance 201: Cases in Microfinance (MF201)”.  During this course, Professor Sean Foote will lead a reflective, in-depth look at case studies on some of the most notable microfinance institutions in the industry, both within the United States and […]

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 […]

February Speaker Event

Microfinance for Student Loans: Giving Youth a Little Credit! – Thursday, February 24th – The next SVMN Speaker Event on Thursday, February 24th at Blum Hall on the UC Berkeley campus feature Kushal Chakrabarti (Co-Founder & CEO, Vittana), Ben Elberger (Regional Director, Kiva) and Noga Leviner (Executive Director, Lumni USA), as they discuss the challenges, […]

October 28 SVMN Meeting: Microfinance: Not all it’s cracked up to be… Or is it?

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 next Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2010 and will feature Ananya Roy, Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, […]

March 30th SVMN Event Recap: Microfinance in our Backyard

[March 30th speaker event recap written by Julie Menezes; photos taken by Brian DiCola.] Microfinance in Our Backyard: Serving the Unbanked Community in the Bay Area The March 30th SVMN event took place at the Hanson Bridget law offices in San Francisco and featured guest speakers Rick Parras (CEO and Co-founder, Apoyo Financiero), Haydeé Moreno […]