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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 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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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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Slow Money NC Visits Elon

On Thursday, March 13th, Carol Hewitt of Slow Money NC visited Elon Microfinance Initiative for a discussion on microfinance and social business in North Carolina. Hewitt is the founder and principal matchmaker for Slow Money NC, an organization started in 2010 that … Continue reading

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Month of Microfinance Contests and Internships

Elon Microfinance Initiative is proud to support the Month of Microfinance, which will be held again this year from April 1-30. The Month of Microfinance is a small movement of student groups in the United States dedicated to the causes … Continue reading

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Dergham

Dergham is a 38-year-old married father of three children who has worked in agriculture for fourteen years. He has a small farm in Lebanon where he raises livestock that are his only source of a living. He is a hard … Continue reading

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