The Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) is a microfinance organization made up of students and community members from the town of Grinnell, Iowa, USA. Originally conceived as a Grinnell College student group raising money for entrepreneurs in developing countries, SEG now implements microloans in communities around the world and provides microfinancing services to the local Grinnell community.
SEG makes a difference around the world and also uses microfinance to help alleviate poverty and provide entrepreneurial assistance right here in Grinnell. You can also read more about its humble beginnings as a group of college students collecting quarters and nickels from friends to a federal nonprofit with over $50,000 loaned.
Loans made to local individuals struggling with short-term financial crises.
Financial Skills Program
A series of classes designed to increase financial knowledge and capability.
Loans for local entrepreneurs to launch or expand their small businesses.
Direct loan partnerships with individuals and community lending organizations abroad.