Category Archives: Local Loans

SEG wins seed capital for credit-building loans

webmaster/ July 2, 2012/ Local Loans/ 1 comments

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

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The White House Campus Champions of Change

webmaster/ February 26, 2012/ Campus Champions of Change Challenge, Local Loans/ 0 comments

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

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College Students Into Microfinance Lending

webmaster/ February 22, 2012/ International Loans, Local Loans/ 0 comments

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

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