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World famous microfinancier, John Hatch, RPCV/Colombia, is coming to town!!!

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  • KjkeeFer@juno.com
    John Hatch, RPCV/Colombia, is internationally renowned in the world of microfinance and will be speaking at the Commonwealth Club on October 22nd. John is
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 19, 2007
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      John Hatch, RPCV/Colombia, is internationally renowned in the world of
      microfinance and will be speaking at the Commonwealth Club on October
      22nd. John is founder of FINCA (Foundation of International Community
      Assistance) and ASAP (Alliance for Students Against Poverty), as well as
      co-founder and executive committee member of the Microcredit Summit
      Campaign. Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunnus is a friend of John's
      and has been one of FINCA's Board Members.

      Please spread the word and invite all those interested in or involved in
      microfinancing. Program details are as follows:

      TITLE: Revolution in Microfinance: How Today's Youth Will End Global
      Poverty

      PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: John Hatch will present an overview of
      microfinancing, then discuss his newest venture, The Alliance of Students
      Against Poverty. ASAP is a campaign to abolish extreme poverty by the
      year 2025. It is currently organizing thousands of student activists to
      raise $8 billion dollars over the next 18 years by enlisting millions of
      Americans to reduce their current consumption by $1/day and to donate
      that money to those living on less than $1/day. As a foundation, ASAP
      will extend grants to existing microfinance institutions (MFI) that seek
      to double-match the savings of the poorest of the poor, and single-match
      investments in the poorest by MFIs themselves.

      DATE and TIME: October 22, 2007. Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Program at
      6:00 p.m.
      REGISTRATION: Free for Members; $15 for Non-Members. Go to
      http://www.commonwealthclub.org/mlf/#hatch to register. Register soon,
      as this program should sell out quickly!
      QUESTIONS? Contact me if you have any questions: kjkeefer@....
      Karen Keefer, International Relations Program Coordinator, Commonwealth
      Club


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