Author Archives: Denis Dotson

Elon Offers Winter Term Microfinance Class

For the second time in three years, Elon Microfinance Initiative is co-sponsoring a Winter Term study abroad course in 2015. The course, entitled Micro-Finance Sustainable Agriculture (GST 470) will involve in-class sessions at Elon and a 9-day adventure in Peru. Associate … Continue reading

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Elon Microfinance Initiative Kicks Off New Year

The 2014-15 school year kicked off on September 11 for members of the Elon Microfinance Initiative. Now in its 5th year in existence, Elon Microfinance Initiative (EMI) is committed to developing awareness and funding for small business owners and entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Yeison Andres

Yeisón Andres lives in the central Colombian village of Norcasia. Yeisón is a man who found his passion in the kitchen. A month ago, he initiated his project of selling food products, and today he is grateful for having found … Continue reading

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Elon Microfinance Places Third in Triple Impact Challenge

On Thursday, April 17, members of the Elon Microfinance Initiative competed in the Triple Impact Challenge sponsored by the Elon University Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The Triple Impact Challenge is a competition designed for students to research social problems … Continue reading

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Join the Elon University Kiva Team

Elon Microfinance Initiative is proud to announce the creation of a new lending team on Kiva.org. The Elon University Kiva Team will unite Elon University students, professors, and student clubs to raise money for entrepreneurs around the world. Elon University is … Continue reading

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Remembering Muhammad Yunus’ Visit to Elon

Elon Microfinance Initiative has hosted many guest speakers in its 4+ years as a club at Elon University. Local business owners, entrepreneurs, and social business advocates have spoken to EMI members on the importance of microfinance in the 21st century. … Continue reading

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EMI Kicks Off Month of Microfinance Celebration

On April 3rd, Elon Microfinance Initiative began its month-long celebration of the Month of Microfinance. The Month of Microfinance was created to foster an entrepreneurial spirit among student groups and professional organizations with a passion for microfinance and social business. … Continue reading

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