Presenter: Kim Wilson / Lecturer in Human Security and International Business at the Fletcher School, Tufts University
Date: Friday, June 12th, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Description: In countries like Kenya, Nigeria, Haiti and India, communities have created engines of social empowerment through networks of financial clubs. This session offers examples of self-organization and how it can lead to civic empowerment and ultimately action. We also look at the dark side of microfinance – when it does not lead to empowerment but despair. We hope to spend most of the session hearing experiences and lessons from FSI participants.