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Tue, Mar 08


Philadelphia Ethical Society


A special two-part program where, as a WIL member, you can select a bank for funding.

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Time & Location

Mar 08, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

About The Event

Register Now for Session #2

A special two-part program where, as a WIL member, you can select a bank for funding.

Microfinance is the cornerstone of WIL's work. Over the years, WIL has funded 20 village banks in 16 countries. But do you know how WIL identifies, evaluates, and selects the MFIs that we fund? What criteria do the Microfinance Committee consider in selecting an MFI for vetting? What quantitative metrics and qualitative issues are used to assess the viability of the MFI? How has WIL's microfinance funding impacted the lives of vulnerable women?

Join us for a two-part session (February 16th and March 8th) and learn the answers to these questions and more.

In the first Zoom session on February 16th, GET THE MACRO ON MICRO FINANCE, WIL will provide an overview of microfinance and the inner workings of the microfinance committee. We will be joined by representatives from Namaste, an MFI in Guatemala, that WIL funded with microloans and empowerment grants over the last two years. Namaste will present its work in serving Indigenous Mayan women and profile some of the women that have benefited from WIL's assistance.

The second session, BANK YOUR VOTE, will be held in-person (we're hoping!) on March 8th at the Philadelphia Ethical Society (1906 Rittenhouse Square). In this session, the Microfinance Committee will present proposals from MFIs that have been evaluated by the Microfinance Committee. You, as a WIL member, will have the opportunity to vote on the proposals that you feel are worthy of additional funding. This promises to be a lively and interactive session. Please view the first session either by attending the zoom meeting on February 16th or the recording to understand the funding criteria.

Mark your calendars for February 16th and March 8th and join us to learn more about how WIL fulfills its mission through microfinance.

There is no charge for this program.

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