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. […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
A Conversation with Jonathan Morduch, Author of Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day This Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 and will feature Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Managing […]
Here are slides from the November 5th SVMN meeting, featuring Shari Berenbach from the Calvert Foundation, and Karl Willey from eBay’s MicroPlace.