University of Southern California

Can business models END POVERTY? Spotlight on the UN Millennium Goals
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:50pm


JKP 212

Domestic & International Microfinance
ACCION San Diego | Video | RSVP
Elizabeth Schott, Executive Director

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 12:30-1:50 PM
Location: JKP 212
Co-Sponsored by USC Moneythink and USC Microfinance Club

ACCION San Diego developed a successful lending methodology for domestic microfinance in 1994 tailored to local micro-entrepreneurs in Southern California’s neighborhoods. They provide business support and loans from $300 to $35,000. This organization built upon the experience of ACCION International, founded in 1961, which has micro-lending programs in over 20 countries with millions of enterprising clients worldwide. With economic opportunity, these entrepreneurs can build assets and better provide for their families and communities.

Elizabeth Schott joined ACCION San Diego in November of 2004 and is responsible for all operational and administrative areas of the organization, in addition to public relations, marketing and community and fund development. She received her B.A. in Communications with a Minor in Spanish from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Lunch and Learn series exposes the USC community to issues of social and environmental importance and how business solutions can be used to approach these issues. Complimentary lunch is served.

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