What is microfinance?
Muhammad Yunus who opened the Grameen Bank in 1983, envisioned that his bank would extend banking facilities to disadvantaged rural men and women
, to eliminate the risk of borrowing from opportunistic money lenders, and to provide women with credit giving them the opportunity to have a greater contribution and influence in the community.
Microfinance is the provision of financial services to low-income individuals or groups who would otherwise have no access to these vital services.
We believe that Microfinance, in combination with financial education can provide individuals with a platform to achieve economic empowerment. Through our projects and events we challenge students to question whether microfinance always works, explore potential flaws that exist in the microfinance industry and market, and to consider how social change can be measured to ensure our projects are making a real impact.
The Microfinance Branch of SEED aims to raise awareness of the socio-economic benefits linked with Microfinance.
- We educate students about the successes and limitations of Microfinance, and the importance of financial literacy.
- We equip students with the necessary skills to participate in hands-on projects and contribute to the development sector.
- We engage with students and the community through our international impact projects, domestic initiatives and events that share a common goal in creating positive social impact.
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