> Posted by Kanika Metre
We just stumbled upon this blog post at myKRO.org on a recent interview with Silicon Valley Microfinance Network‘s Interim Executive Director, April Newman. Check it out to learn more about why the Silicon Valley is so significant for Microfinance and what work the Silicon Valley Microfinance Network has been up to!
The Bay Area and Silicon Valley have the technology, expertise, and venture capital of few other places in the world. Social entrepreneurship is quite vibrant in the Bay Area as well. If you think about MicroPlace or Kiva, they were both born here and that doesn’t seem to be a coincidence because they bring together elements of investing, technology, social entrepreneurship and microfinance.
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If you’re going to be in the Bay Area this September, be sure to keep on the look out for an upcoming book event hosted by the Silicon Valley Microfinance Network featuring Elisabeth Rhyne and her latest book, Microfinance for Bankers and Investors!