Community Development



Micro Finance: Helping to Create First-time Entrepreneurs

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Thu., September 8, 2011
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.



This call will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about how microfinance can serve as a catalyst to increasing economic opportunity in low-to-moderate income communities in the U.S.

Listeners will hear about the diversity of the microfinance industry and will learn about one model, the Grameen microfinance organization, founded in Bangladesh and replicated in developing countries.

During this session we will examine Grameen America’s rapid and recent growth in the U.S. market, discuss this model’s strengths and limitations, and will leave time to address participant questions.

Guest Speakers include:

  • Tammie C. Hoy, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Molly McGrath, Grameen America
  • Agnes Ubalde and Sarah Bennett, Wells Fargo
  • Tracey Greene-Dorsett, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Session Moderator:

  • Kimberly Zeuli, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

The session has been organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.



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Microfinance: Helping to Create First-time Entrepreneurs



Deadline: September 8, 2011

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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