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  • Referral email, every time you donate…. Recruit your friends. Social media internship. Get in touch with jenny if they want to blog.
  • DFBW presentation

    1. 1. Wokai<br />And me. And you.<br />
    2. 2. What is microfinance?<br />Provision of financial services to the ‘unbankable’, to help them lift themselves out of poverty<br />Includes loans, saving accounts, insurance etc.<br />To find out more, ask any of the Wokai team around the room…<br />
    3. 3. What is Wokai?<br />Wokai works with microloans<br />Lending small amounts of money so that people in rural China can start up or expand their businesses <br />
    4. 4. How it works<br />The borrower repays the loan + interest, which covers the FP’s operational costs<br />Wokai receives donations<br />and grants to cover its<br />operational costs<br />Contributor<br />Field Partner<br />Contributor<br />Loan Recipient<br />Wokai<br />Wokai transfers the<br />$100 to our FP<br />You select a borrower<br />on Wokai.org and <br />donate $100<br />Our FP lends out the $100 and provides the borrower with training & support.<br />Loan Recipient<br />We let you know that the initial<br />loan has been repaid, you choose<br />a new borrower on Wokai.org and<br />our FP re-lends the $100<br />
    5. 5. Wokai by numbers<br />20months live<br />350volunteers<br />391recipients <br />5permanent staff<br />$340,306loan capital<br />6322contributions from 46countries<br />
    6. 6. Me!!<br />Graduated in Chinese from University of Leeds, UK (via Beijing)<br />Wrote reports on ethical, listed companies for a fund management and research company<br />Co-founded ClearlySo.com, an online hub for social business and enterprise<br />
    7. 7. Why I joined…<br />China<br />Microfinance<br />The individual stories… real life<br />
    8. 8. Hudagula<br />
    9. 9. What I do for Wokai<br />Chief of staff, 参谋长<br />Supporting team at HQ, so that we can reach our objectives<br />What you can do for Wokai…<br />
    10. 10. We, and Hudagula, need you!<br />Volunteer to translate <br />Join chapters<br />Spread the word (WOM, blog, email)<br />Social media it up<br />Facebook.com/wokai<br />@wokai<br />Renren/weibo/douban coming soon…<br />Give us feedback<br />
    11. 11. Our goal<br />We aim to reach $1m in loan capital by Q4 2011<br />… approximately 2000 loans to the rural poor<br />And a China launch<br />And we can’t do it on our own!<br />
    12. 12. Thank you…and let me know if you want to help!<br />julia.meek@wokai.org<br />

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