SEG strives to build connections between students and community members to help break the cycle of poverty. For several months, SEG has been planning a new project to further this cause: credit-building loans. An individual’s credit score can have important impacts on their ability to secure loans, employment, or even housing, and credit-building loans can improve a limited or damaged
A&M Cafe (located at 1027 4th Ave. in Grinnell) announced on Thursday that they will be sponsoring a benefit breakfast to support SEG’s Emergency Loans Program. A&M will donate 50¢ to SEG for every person who eats breakfast at the local cafe. You can also check out the Facebook event.
The Des Moines Register featured the hard work of SEG and the countless students, alumni, and community members who have worked so hard over the past several years to make campus microfinance a reality in Grinnell.
The Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG), a nonprofit microfinance lending organization, is one of 15 finalists—out of more than 1,400 submissions—for the first White House Campus Champions of Change Challenge. Cast your vote by Saturday, March 3rd at 11:59 p.m. to help them win the chance to share their message with the nation. SEG’s Local Loans Project, selected for the
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