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The Impact of Commercialization on Women Microfinance Clients

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The Impact of Commercialization on Women Microfinance Clients

Time: June 24, 2008 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: White & Case
Street: 1155 Avenue of the Americas (at 44th St)
City/Town: New York
Event Type: conference, panel
Organized By: WAM NY
Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2008

Event Description

Join WAM-NY and Women's World Banking to learn about and discuss the findings of WWB's "landmark" study (according to Time magazine) of mission drift among microfinance institutions that transform from NGOs into regulated financial institutions.



The Impact of Commercialization on Women Microfinance Clients

A Discussion of WWB's Recent Paper "Stemming the Tide of Mission Drift: Microfinance Transformations and the Double Bottom Line"

Speakers:

- Mary Ellen Iskenderian, WWB President and CEO

- Inez Murray, Vice President Technical Assistance & Programs

- Christina Frank, Senior Associate Capital Markets Group (author of paper)

**For security reasons, please be sure to RSVP to Sarah Leshner at sleshner@wharton.upenn.edu by 10AM on Tuesday June 24th if you are interested in attending this event**


Background material:

"Stemming the Tide of Mission Drift: Microfinance Transformations and the Double Bottom Line"

http://www.swwb.org/files/pub_lang_WWBworkingpaperr.pdf



"Microfinance: Women Being Cheated?" (Time magazine article)

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1731718,00.html



"The Big Trouble in Small Loans" (Time magazine article)

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1812051,00.html

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