Day 15 for the Microfinance Team: Rachel’s Reflections

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The best thing about our microfinance project is by far its future. What we did with our group of women, our skits and PowerPoints and brief education, was fun and doubtless important. But what matters is the long term impact of the project. Visiting the homes of women who began to participate in microenterprise a … Continue reading

Day 12 for the Microfinance Team: Natalie’s Reflections

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The thing I enjoyed most about the microfinance program that was conducted during our time at the Dominican Republic was to see how eager the people that were to be part of our group were.  Coming into the Dominican we were not sure what to expect since our program’s schedule kept changing, and many times … Continue reading

Day 10 for the Microfinance Team: Javonne’s Favorite Memory

6 Months Later Javonne post

Acting out the skit for the group the first day we all met the future beneficiaries of the program was by far my favorite memory from our group sessions. This session was very well attended with over 40 interested individuals.  The title of the skit was “6 meses despues”, which means “6 months later”.  I had a great … Continue reading

Day 10 for the Microfinance Team: Lauren’s Perspective

The Microfinance Student Team at work in Boca Chica. from left to right: Lauren, Natalie, Javonne, Isaac (translator), Rachel (standing)

During one of our meetings with Ivelisse, the director of the microfinance program, our group came up with a skit to demonstrate savings for the women of Caminante. This year, Ivelissa really wants to incorporate savings into the microfinance program because she thinks that it will help the women greatly if they ever end up in … Continue reading

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