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Women’s Empowerment Through Microfinance  Tricia Echemann Amanda Jones Sarah Kelly Andrew Rehs Maranda Saling
Project Goals <ul><li>Form a relationship with our Liberian teammates  </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative research paper  </l...
Project Overview <ul><li>Microfinance </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul>-for more info… List ...
What is Microfinance? <ul><li>Foreign investments </li></ul><ul><li>Little or no collateral for the loans </li></ul><ul><l...
Microfinance and Women <ul><li>Most effective group </li></ul><ul><li>Funds for family </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in confi...
Education Through Microfinance <ul><li>Three Ways Microfinance Organizations Integrate Education into programs: </li></ul>...
Types of Education Provided <ul><li>There are two types of Education Provided </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.  Literacy Training:...
Health Through Microfinance <ul><ul><li>Health Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Immunization rates </li></ul></ul>...
Health Care Services in Liberia <ul><li>Services are limited and underdeveloped </li></ul><ul><li>Only loans are being pro...
Attempted Grant <ul><li>The Global Fund for Women </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghost writing grant for the Sirleaf Market Women’s...
Survey <ul><li>Liberian counterparts developed and conducted survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 market women </li></ul></ul>...
Team Resources <ul><li>Field work completed by Liberian teammates </li></ul><ul><li>Credible internet websites </li></ul>
Current Status <ul><li>Collaborative research paper completed </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to complete grant proposal for the ...
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Liberia Powerpoint Final

  1. 1. Women’s Empowerment Through Microfinance Tricia Echemann Amanda Jones Sarah Kelly Andrew Rehs Maranda Saling
  2. 2. Project Goals <ul><li>Form a relationship with our Liberian teammates </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative research paper </li></ul><ul><li>Write a grant proposal to The Global Fund for Women </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project Overview <ul><li>Microfinance </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul>-for more info… List location or contact for specification (or other related documents)
  4. 4. What is Microfinance? <ul><li>Foreign investments </li></ul><ul><li>Little or no collateral for the loans </li></ul><ul><li>Start prosperous lives </li></ul><ul><li>Increase economic development </li></ul>
  5. 5. Microfinance and Women <ul><li>Most effective group </li></ul><ul><li>Funds for family </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Community is more accepting </li></ul>
  6. 6. Education Through Microfinance <ul><li>Three Ways Microfinance Organizations Integrate Education into programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Bound Services: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Alliance with educational training services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Parallel Services: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Financial Institution Offers both services with specialized personal for each type. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Unified Services: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Financial Institution utilizes both financial and educational services with same personnel </li></ul></ul>Information Taken From: “Ways to Integrate Education With Financial Services” by Isabel Rueda Fernandez
  7. 7. Types of Education Provided <ul><li>There are two types of Education Provided </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Literacy Training: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-Illiteracy rate has decreased over the last couple years, yet is still low. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-These programs do not want to lend money without encouraging proper ethical business decisions. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Health Through Microfinance <ul><ul><li>Health Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Immunization rates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Healthier breastfeeding practices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contraceptives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Immunizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Safe drinking water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-natal and post-natal care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Insurance </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Health Care Services in Liberia <ul><li>Services are limited and underdeveloped </li></ul><ul><li>Only loans are being provided </li></ul><ul><li>Issues that need to be addressed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen pregnancies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preventive care </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Attempted Grant <ul><li>The Global Fund for Women </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ghost writing grant for the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund on women’s empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfortunately gave the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund $50,000 in 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping Team Buchanan in every way we can to help publicity for their benefit concert </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Survey <ul><li>Liberian counterparts developed and conducted survey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100 market women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 different markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 women at each market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waiting to find out exact results from Liberian teammates </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Team Resources <ul><li>Field work completed by Liberian teammates </li></ul><ul><li>Credible internet websites </li></ul>
  13. 13. Current Status <ul><li>Collaborative research paper completed </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to complete grant proposal for the Global Fund for Women </li></ul><ul><li>Helping other teams with their fundraisers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank you 

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