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Tuesday, November 28

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: Michelle Kirby & my Agro: Helping Farmers Find Financing
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Posvar 4217
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Are you interested in international development? Do you have a passion for impactful social enterprise? If so, don't miss the opportunity to hear from Michelle Kirby! Michelle has spent a decade working across the globe: from Mali to Madagascar, Brazil to Indonesia, DC to the DRC. She spent three years working for One Acre Fund in Rwanda, she consulted for the World Bank and Madagascar's Office of National Nutrition. She currently serves as the Senegal Country Director for myAgro, an innovative social enterprise that provides financing to small-hold farmers who lack access from traditional banks and Microfinance institutions. myAgro's innovative bank-less savings scheme has helped increase average harvests for myAgro farmers 50-100% over traditional farms, and net farming income increases $150-$300 per farmer.