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A Presentation by Drew McWay and James Beshara, founders of Dvelo.org
February 16, 2010

McCosh Hall 66

Come join us for a presentation of Dvelo.org (http://beta.dvelo.org/index.php), a recently-launched platform to connect investors with communities in the developing work. Dvelo.org motivates lenders with financial and social incentives to lend small quantities of investment to capital constrained microfinance institutions. Microfinance institutions can then use funds raised on Dvelo.org for portfolio expansion, capacity building, and other productive purposes before repaying the lenders with interest following the maturation of the loan. Since its public launch in December of 2009, Dvelo has raised resources from among its 200+ users for communities on three continents. The presentation will unpack the developers’ previous experiences in microfinance in Peru and South Africa and how it led to Dvelo.org’s formation and business model.

The presentation will be followed by an informal dinner discussion in the Rocky Private Dining Room. No sign-up required, come when you want, leave when you must!
More info on the facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=303902604420

Hope to see you there!

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