Welcome and Opening Session:
On Tuesday, April 8th, Ahlers Center co-sponsored a summit that brought together leading microfinance practitioners, social entrepreneurs, students and members of the general public looking to explore the expanding horizons of the microfinance industry. Larry Reed, the Director of the Microfinance Summit Campaign, was be the keynote speaker. The summit featured speakers from innovative organizations such as Kiva, GiveDirectly, Edify and Puddle. Panels and presentations throughout the day centered on discussions about new ways to expand the reach and impact of microfinance by bringing vital financing to under-served markets.