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Grinnell.edu & College Newspaper Get Behind SEG

February 28th, 2012

The front page of Grinnell College’s website is currently urging students, parents, prospective students, and alumni to help SEG win the Campus Champions of Change Challenge!

SEG’s Local Loans Project, selected for the competition, works to combat poverty in the Grinnell community through emergency, no-interest microloans to pay for things like medical expenses, automobile repairs, education, and repayment of high-interest loans from payday loan sharks.

Full Article: “Vote Grinnellians as Champions of Change”


The staff of Grinnell College’s student newspaper is also pulling for SEG:

SEG, Grinnell’s student-run micro-financing group, has long been commended by Grinnell students, administrators and trustees. They started loaning money in developing countries and became a certified non-profit in Fall 2009. Last year, they began a campaign closer to home, granting emergency microloans to Poweshiek County residents.

Full Article: “Vote for SEG!”