Stanford Students for
Engagement and Activism in Microfinance

 
 
 
Our Activities - What Do We Do?
 

SEAM strives to have a deep understanding of microfinance in order to advocate on its behalf. To that end, members engage in discussions regarding the ongoing developments and innovations in the field, attend Silicon Valley Microfinance Network events in San Francisco, and network with professionals in the field. On campus, we sponsor events where microfinance professionals come to Stanford to give presentations to students, faculty, and administrators. Further, we host an Annual Microfinance Day in the spring, and participate in smaller workshops throughout the year to educate the student body. In partnership with nonprofit One Hen, Inc., we send members to East Palo Alto elementary schools to teach a microfinance-based curriculum centered around ideas of global awareness, personal initiative, and giving back. All events sponsored by SEAM are open to the Stanford community. 

General members can choose among any of the following activities:

  • Attend on-campus speaker events
  • Take part in roundtable discussions about issues in microfinance
  • Attend Silicon Valley Microfinance Network (SVMN) events
  • Volunteer in East Palo Alto with One Hen
  • Join an event planning committee on a short-term basis
  • Join the Cardinal Lending Team on Kiva.org

Upcoming Events -

Stanford Association for International Development Conference
BEYOND THE MAGIC BULLET: INNOVATIONS IN BOTTOM-UP DEVELOPMENT
Saturday, Feb 19, 2011
Annenberg Auditorium
NGO Fair
12:15 - 1:30

SEAM Speaker Event Series: Winter 2011
Dr. Kendall Mau,CEO/COO of Prisma Microfinance, Inc.
REPORT FROM THE FIELD; LARGE  VS  SMALL MFI's
Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011
Location TBD, 7:00PM
Topics include:
- Not too Large to Fail
- The Small $1.0M Asset Model MFI Alternative
- Education & Work Experience Needed
- Breaking Into the Field

 

Past Events -

Read the Stanford Daily's coverage of the Sam Daley-Harris event here.

 

 

 
 

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