Justin had gotten a loan from SEG to help with moving expenses. After making small monthly payments for over a year, he was able to completely pay the loan off. A few months later, his roommate decided to move out, and within a week Justin had to come up with half of a security deposit to be able to keep
Since 2012, SEG has made 79 emergency loans to people in the community totaling $49,061.11. At an average loan of $626, these small zero-interest advances help keep people out of payday or other high interest loans with expensive fees and interest rates. Loans range in size from the smallest loan of $92 to over $1,000. Of these loans about 42%
Hi, I’m Artis Curiskis. I’m a third year at Grinnell College hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’m majoring in Economics and planning on declaring as a Global Development Studies concentrator. Outside of classes and working at SEG much of my spare time is taken up playing for the Grinnell Men’s Soccer team, listening music, watching films, reading anything from news to
SEG Mentor and WBC Director Amelia Lobo ‘99 nominated for Principal Financial’s Women of Innovation Prize 2013
Amelia Lobo ‘99, one of SEG’s keystone mentors and a Grinnell alumn, has been nominated for Principal Financial’s Women of Innovation Prize (see the nomination announcement here). She worked for over five years at ACCION USA and is now the Director of the Women’s Business Center at ISED Ventures in Des Moines. From their site: Since joining ISED Ventures as
Funded by the Wilson Program, Josh Vernazza ’15, Nicole Paiz ’14, Tina Chen ’16, and Hellen Barroso ’15 attended last month’s microfinance summit at the University of Pennsylvania. Read the details here!