Top
Microfinance in the Classroom – Kogod Now
1173
single,single-post,postid-1173,single-format-standard,mkd-core-1.1,kogodbiz-child-ver-1.0.0,optimizewp-ver-1.3.1,mkdf-smooth-scroll,mkdf-smooth-page-transitions,mkdf-ajax,mkdf-blog-installed,mkdf-header-standard,mkdf-sticky-header-on-scroll-up,mkdf-default-mobile-header,mkdf-sticky-up-mobile-header,mkdf-dropdown-default,mkdf-light-header,mkdf-header-style-on-scroll,mkdf-search-dropdown,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.12,vc_responsive
Kogod Now / How To  / Microfinance in the Classroom
Kogod School of Business classroom

Microfinance in the Classroom

In Ghiyath Nakshbendi’s “Microfinance & Global Business Development” class, his students are hands-on. They make microloans through Kiva, a popular online organization that provides small loans to entrepreneurs around the globe. They browse loan requests, donate, and track loan progress online, and the organization’s on-the-ground partners—called “Field Partners”—distribute the loans directly to the recipients.

Nakshbendi’s class has made microloans to four entrepreneurs in total—three in 2010 and one in 2008—and boasts a zero percent delinquency rate. An executive-in-residence in Kogod’s International Business department, Nakshbendi brings his background in developmental finance in the Middle East and North Africa to the Kogod course.

No Comments

Post a Comment