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How Opportunity Fund CEO is Jumpstarting the Economy Through Microlending

Oakland, CA–October 13, 2011 While the pace of economic recovery continues to slow and the movement to “Occupy Wall Street” continues to grow, one social entrepreneur has found a way to put power in people’s hands to stimulate the economy.  On October 19, meet Eric Weaver, founder and CEO of Opportunity Fund, one of the nation’s largest non-profit microlenders to small businesses. In a lecture presented by the Center for Socially Responsible Business at Mills College, learn about asset-building programs that are helping low-income Americans gain access to economic opportunity.

Although research shows that only 2 percent of U.S. microfinance candidates are being helped, Weaver will discuss how organizations like Opportunity Fund are working to improve those statistics by investing the modest funds necessary, for hard-working people with good ideas to be successful.

Lecture:
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, Mills College
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Last Updated: 10/13/11