Village Enterprise Fund (VEF) is Hiring a CEO

Village Enterprise Fund (VEF), a microenterprise organization whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty in rural East Africa by turning the dreams of the very poor into reality, by helping them start small businesses and build sustainable incomes, is hiring a Chief Executive Officer. The Position Village Enterprise Fund seeks an energetic, experienced, … [Read more…]

Global Partnerships Announces Mark Coffey as Chief Investment Officer

Seattle – Global Partnerships (GP), a Seattle-based nonprofit that expands opportunity for people living in poverty by investing in microfinance programs in Latin America, announced today that Mark Coffey has been named chief investment officer. Coffey is a veteran financial executive who most recently served as president of ShoreBank Pacific, the first commercial bank in … [Read more…]

Participate in the Microfinance Great Debate: Attend Microfinance USA

Debate erupted last week over the interest rates charged to microloan borrowers after The New York Times published a front page article criticizing some microfinance practitioners.    What’s all the buzz about? Read Neil MacFarquar’s article that sparked the interest rate debate. Responses from: Opportunity Fund – “We must place mission before profits to help borrowers … [Read more…]