- Social Innovation Fellowship
The Capital Good Fund (CGF) began in 2008 as a student-led initiative with the explicit goal of fighting poverty. It has since grown into a non-profit microfinance institution and has provided loans totaling more than $100,000 to over 70 borrowers and graduated a similar number through its educational workshops. In the coming months, there will be a paradigm shift in CGF’s business model. It will no longer define itself as a“non-profit microlender”; rather, as a “non-profit financial development organization”. Highly trained “Student Fellows” will provide individual financial coaching to CGF’s clients before a loan may be taken out. Over the coming months, I will create and implement CGF’s Student Fellowship Program.