Penn Microfinance strives to be an effective social impact group by connecting students with field work. Currently, our students work with MFI’s in Bangladesh, China, Ghana, India, Nicaragua, and the United States in order better serve their clients.
Penn Microfinance is the host of the first and largest undergraduate microfinance conference in the United States. Every year in mid-spring, Penn Microfinance welcomes industry leaders, non-profit groups, and academics alike.
Penn Microfinance also conducts research about the microfinance movement. We are always looking to improve the infrastructure that exists in the industry as well as raise awareness and understanding about our work.
Microfinance is a sustainable alternative to traditional welfare programs. We lift people out of poverty by helping them help themselves.
Penn Microfinance forms partnerships with several microfinance organizations around the world. You'll get real hands-on experience and they'll get the extra brainpower they need.