Annual Microfinance Summit

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2015 San Diego Microfinance Summit
Client Centricity: Promoting Fairness and Transparency to Empower Microfinance Entrepreneurs
April 15, 2015 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice


The Smart Campaign is a global effort to unite microfinance leaders around a common goal: to keep clients as the driving force of the industry. It works with microfinance leaders to provide microfinance institutions with the tools and resources to deliver transparent, respectful, and prudent financial services to all clients.  

Evening session will include dinner and networking reception reception. Join us as we explore current challenges and innovations in microfinance, focusing on prioritizing the needs of clients.

Previous Summits

2014 San Diego Microfinance Summit: Expanding Horizons of Microfinance 

The 2014 San Diego Microfinance Summit featured Larry Reed, director of the Microcredit Summit Campaign. He has worked for more than 25 years in designing, supporting and leading activities and organizations that empower impoverished people to transform their lives and their communities. For most of that time Reed worked with Opportunitiy International, including five years as their Africa regional director and eight years as the first CEO of the opportunity International Network.   

Review the sessions:

Opening Remarks

Morning Panel Session

Afternoon Plenary Session

The San Diego Microfinance Alliance (SDMFA) is a consortium of local microfinance practitioners, donors, educators, students, and professionals. We are committed to raising the profile of microfinance in the San Diego region through a central organization that facilitates learning opportunities for the public, microfinance practitioners, and their clients. The Alliance brings one online location that offers information about the Alliances partner organizations, a central calendar of microfinance-related activities in San Diego, and collaborative tools designed for networking and practical use for those involved in local microfinance.