Third Annual Microfinance 'Summit' Planned in San Diego

San Diego Union Tribune -- Are you interested in learning about the microfinance movement? If so, you may want to sign up for the third annual San Diego Microfinance Summit on April 28.

This year's event will be from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.

The term "microfinance" describes financial services such as small loans or savings accounts provided to low-income individuals or to those who do not have access to typical banking services. Some programs are offered through nonprofits while others are government-sponsored by agencies such as the federal Small Business Administration. (Full Story)