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TitleUSD Hosts Microfinance Summit
Date4.26.11
ContactLiz Harman
Contact E-mailharman, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4682
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On Thursday, April 28, USD will host the third annual San Diego Microfinance Summit, featuring leaders in microfinance who are providing small loans to entrepreneurs. The goal of the summit is to highlight the local and international work of San Diego’s microfinance organizations and the positive economic and social benefits they are helping to create.

The summit runs from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.

Microfinance leaders at this year’s event include: Gina Harman, CEO of ACCION Network; Giovanna Masci, Kiva regional director of The Americas; and Claudia Viek, CEO of CAMEO.

The summit will feature a plenary discussion, speaker panel and a series of breakout sessions on various topical issues related to microfinance. Lunch will be provided by local restaurateurs who are also current microfinance clients. In addition to food, there will be an artisan marketplace where other microfinance clients will sell their wares and services. Among the expected vendors will be artisans, bakers and entrepreneurs.