In January I published a blog post about microfinance organizations run by college students. My blog post mentioned the report "Can Student-run Microfinance Organizations Help Address Issues of Scale and Sustainability in the U.S. Domestic Microenterprise Industry?" written by Elaine Edgcomb and Luz Gomez, published by FIELD of the Aspen Institute, and the Campus Microfinance Alliance.
I recently got to speak with Luz, who then introduced me to Vanessa Carter. Vanessa works for the Campus Microfinance Alliance. Luz and Vanessa both let me know about an amazing, brand new summer 2012 opportunity for college students. Check it out!
From the Lend for America website:
You'll spend your summer at Lend for America working with real people, real businesses, and real money. You'll get to meet entrepreneurs, review loans, and see how microenterprise works in the U.S. You'll be working with people who've chosen careers with a conscience.
All of your travel expenses are paid and you'll receive a $2,500 stipend.
After the summer, you'll start a new Campus MFI and join a national movement of social entrepreneurs working to build a better country through microfinance. After a few weeks, you'll serve your first client, make your first loan, and soon you'll be hooked.
Apply for the Lend for America Internship here. Have some questions? Check out the Virtual Information Session on Friday, December 16 from 2-2:45pm EST. Register here.