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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Women and Microcredit: A Study of Conventional vs. Microlending Practices

Microcredit is a term for programs which lend very small loans to women and men with little or no capital. Entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank, which is a bank that has served as a model for micro loan programs. Microcredit has helped many women of Bangladesh become financially stable. This presentation compares conventional lending systems to microcredit efforts and highlights some of the differences between the Grameen Bank and traditional banking institutions in helping women gain financial independence.

Presenter: Michelle Valenti (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Women and Gender Studies
Location: 217 Hartwell
Time: 10 am (Session I)