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How Microfinancing in Developing Countries Affects Women
Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Please join UNA-GB's Women's Forum, in partnership with UNICEF and Accion, for a presentation and discussion on how successful micro finance programs in developing countries help empower women. Have a firsthand look at mirco-finance in Bolivia in particular as well as other developing countries.
Keynote speakers will be Willow Shire, executive consultant at UNICEF and co-chair for the Bolivian Communal Banking Project, and Erika Eurkus, senior director for External Affairs at Accion with experience in developing and growing lending programs.
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Women's Forum @ UNA-GB
Since 2006, the Women's Forum @ UNA-GB has become an active local community of women and men working to improve the lives of women and families in the developing world. Its mission is to raise awareness of the issues facing women in developing countries and to engage others in this effort.
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) serves as a resource for the citizens of the Greater Boston area on the broad agenda of critical global issues addressed by the United Nations and its agencies: peacekeeping, human rights, humanitarian relief, economic development, and education. A membership organization founded more than 50 years ago, UNA-GB is committed to building a stronger network of global citizens in the Boston area.