Now in its fourth year, the 14-day field trip is intended to provide a broad overview of the myriad issues that face microfinance initiatives in today’s global marketplace. The trip will expose students to traditional and local village microfinance lending institutions, loan recipients and programs. There will be visits to NGOs, international organizations, village banks and relevant credit and village microfinance program recipients (loans are typically not more than $100). The group will engage in conversations with villagers and in some of the indigenous villages, meet local social entrepreneurs and observe at local microfinance learning cultures.
Download: 2009–2011 Reports