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Robert Kennedy College on Kiva

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

After over 3 years of experiences in micro finance platform the results are fairly simple. Kiva is the best platform to help micro entrepreneurs around the world achieve their dreams. Through the Robert Kennedy College team on Kiva we have disbursed 458 loans for a total of 12375$.

I invite all to participate as even 25$ can make a big difference. Now I would like to stress that platforms like MYC4 are not effective and, in our experience, result in a total loss of capital and, more importantly, I am not convinced that the money really reaches micro entrepreneurs. So after years of review, Kiva was and remain the best option to  be part, in an easy and straightforward way, of the microfinance world. 

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Robert Kennedy College and Microfinance

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

To reaffirm the committment of the Robert Kennedy College to Microfinance we have select a microfinance institution to support  directly through soft loans. We have already disbursed the first loan in support of the South Pacific Business Development Foundation (SPBD).

In the upcoming days we will be publishing the profiles of the first entrepreneurs that will be impacted by our soft loan. In the interim you can watch this very interesting video about SPBD


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Microfinance class at Robert Kennedy College

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Our Investment Management residential week in Zürich, an elective within the University of Wales MBA at Robert Kennedy College, has just ended.

This time I have added a unit on microfinance as an investment and I have asked 4 groups to compare myc4/kiva to professional investments in microfinance like the credit suisse fund.

The results are very interesting…

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