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A Conversation with Microfinance Innovators - Seattle

Unitus

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Join Unitus in welcoming two of our most
inspiring microfinance partners to Seattle!


Hear from leaders at the forefront of the fight against global poverty, pioneering new microfinance products and serving high-need clients in Africa and India. Joyce Bontrager Lehman, a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will moderate the discussion. We hope you'll come for the conversation and enjoy drinks and hor d’oeuvres with Unitus’s donors and community members.

What: A Conversation Between Unitus Partners

Winnie Terry, Managing Director of Tujijenge, of Dar es Salam, Tanzania
&
Manab Chakraborty, CEO of Mimo Finance, of Dehradun, India

Moderated by
Joyce Bontrager Lehman, Program Officer, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
6:00 - 8:00PM

Where: Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA  98104

 

About Our Partners:

Tujijenge is Unitus’s newest partner MFI and is located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tujijenge means “let’s build ourselves” in Swahili. Fittingly, Tujijenge has doubled its staff and client outreach in the past year. It is experimenting with innovative products to better serve the working poor in their region. To learn more about Tujijenge and the story of a Tujijenge client, click here.

Mimo Finance joined the Unitus network in January 2008. Located in the Himalayan foothills of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Mimo Finance aims to serve semi-urban populations, 42% of which live below the poverty line. Mimo has set the goal of reaching 1 million poor households by 2015, and is currently focusing on its standard loan product. You can watch a 10-minute video of Mimo here.


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When & Where


Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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