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Through the graduate education of students, pursuit of applied interdisciplinary research and active public engagement, the Heller School constantly examines policies and programs that respond to the changing needs of vulnerable individuals and groups in our society.
Accion International, a Boston-based NGO, is hosting a very special presentation delving into the world of microfinance. Senior Director of Resource Development, Erika Eurkus, and Kate McGrath, Manager of the Accion Ambassadors Program, will be discussing the basics of microfinance development here in the US and abroad. In addition, they'll highlight the pressing issues within the microfinance industry today and how each of you can get involved, namely through the Accion Ambassadors Program. The program sends interested volunteers to Accion's partner microfinance institutions where they can document the impact of microfinance on the poor.