Author Archives: Shannon Mudd

HMFC Helps Fund Loan to Local NGO Working With Returnees

HMFC, the student run Haverford MicroFinance Consulting, has been working for the past two years with Kiva Zip, an online crowdfunding platform for zero interest loans to small businesses. Last year, in its role as a Kiva Zip trustee, HMFC endorsed Aisha … Continue reading

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Devin Salmon ’18 on Short-term Investment Pressures and Long Term Strategies

Governance is an issue I touch upon in many courses, from Advanced Corporate Finance to Impact investing to Microfinance. Devin Salmon ’18 expressed interest in understanding the pressures that businesses are facing from their investors and how they are affecting business strategy and performance. He … Continue reading

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MI3 featured in article by Generocity

Check out Generocity, a news and events platform focused on Social Impact targeting the Philadelphia market.  They recently featured an article written by Tony Abraham on Haverford MI3 and the Impact Investing class. “This local economics professor wandered into impact investing and … Continue reading

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Haverford MI3’s latest investment, MPowerd, featured by Clinton Global Initiative

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) just featured a project with MPowerd in its highlights of 2015. MPowerd is Haverford MI3’s most recent Impact Investment in our partnership with ORFL. It is a maker of an inflatable solar LED lamp called … Continue reading

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Impact Update from Wash Cycle Laundry

In Spring of 2014, Haverford MI3, in partnership with Overseas Resources Foundation, LTD, invested in Wash Cycle Laundry (WCL) is a start up delivery laundry service. It was an “out of season” investment that was analyzed by a group of students … Continue reading

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Shan Shan on the 2015 Lend for America Conference

This year six students from the Haverford Microfinance Consulting attended the annual Lend for America Conference (LFA) an event to bring together campus microfinance institutions across the US. This year’s event was hosted by Georgetown University and more than ** difference campus … Continue reading

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An Alums Personal Experience with Microfinance

I just reconnected with Kyle Waney, ’15 who took my Microfinance course in Spring 2014. Kyle has long had a great interest in international business. After graduation he followed up on connections he had made to start work at a … Continue reading

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A Shift in the Goals of Engineering to Include Improving Social Outcomes May Be Helping Bring More Women Into The Field

Caroline Cheney’s interesting article “A new kind of development professional: The development engineer” describes changing curriculum at some of the top Engineering schools where they are bringing together business, design, behavioral economics and different engineers to rethink approaches to some … Continue reading

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If Angel Investing and Microfinance Had a Baby

Last week I attended a great event called the SOURCE Forum, a joint venture by the Hitachi Foundation, Village Capital and Investors Circle.  SOURCE stands for Solutions from OUR Countries Entrepreneurs. The concept of SOURCE is to provide more opportunities … Continue reading

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Haverford’s First MF Client! (a Kiva Zip Borrower)

This past year, Haverford Microfinance Consulting (HMFC) successfully applied to become a Kiva-Zip Trustee as a way to help provide access to finance to area small businesses who find it difficult to raise needed funds for the success of their businesses. … Continue reading

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