Blog post, Nicaragua, 3-23-2012 Kathy Andersen ‘13 Greetings from Nicaragua! Grace Philipp ’12 and I are in Nicaragua for ten days visiting our international loan partners and investigating new partnerships. It’s a great experience to get to see our partners in person and also to see first-hand the area and the people the loans are affecting.
SEG was featured in a story on Voice of America about the American college microfinance movement. Broadcast on their “Special English” channel in more than 50 countries, the article featured an SEG partner, the Campus Microfinance Alliance, and two former group members, Jeff Raderstrong and Mark Root-Wiley. In Iowa, a student microfinance group at Grinnell College helps people both locally
Former group member Jamie Zwiebel initiated SEG’s first ever direct international partnership with Centro Promocional Christiano (CPC). After graduating from Grinnell, she continued her work while getting her Masters degree and the Scarlet & Black took notice! “Ultimately, I ended up helping them get funding to build a medical clinic and have helped facilitate several other projects, especially a women’s
“It’s very rewarding that your work has gone towards something good and it’s worked out the way you wanted it to work and you get to look back and use that to do more work,” said SEG Member Noah Most ’13.
“Now imagine if, in addition to funding cows and yarn in distant Third World countries, the money you donated went toward fixing up a broken car that enabled someone in our town of Grinnell to drive to work when they had no other means of transportation.”