June 10, 2010 | 1:41 PM
“We are providing the loan to invest in entrepreneurial activity but more importantly we are providing infrastructure in the human network where people can come together and sit for an hour each week and talk about their business”
- Leslie Kane, Grameen America VP, May 20, 2010 on the impact of Microfinance
On May 20-21, 2010 the Microfinance USA conference was held in San Francisco, CA. The conference, attended by 400 people, featured over 80 speakers from the microfinance industry.Among the featured speakers was Grameen America’s own Vice President, Leslie Kane who participated in the panel entitled “A Living History: U.S. Microfinance Past, Present and Future.” Leslie touches on two very important topics during her discussion: the challenge of starting Grameen America during the credit crisis and using Microfinance as a tool for building communities.
Click here to view a recap of the webcast of Leslie’s panel. You can catch her speaking during the 29th, 41st, and 107th minutes. Please also take a moment to explore the Microfinance USA website to find out more about the conference and upcoming events.