- Social Innovation Fellowship
The poor, urban population in Providence, RI, has little access to credit, keeping many stuck in a severe cycle of poverty and unemployment. Over the past several decades microfinance institutions have proven their ability to break this trap. I work with the Capital Good Fund, a new microfinance initiative in Providence, to bring small loans to the city’s low-income neighborhoods. As Community Partners Coordinator, I use the proven tool of coalition-building to strengthen its partnerships. My project will establish the organization in the non-profit community, allowing it to challenge Providence’s inequalities in a sustainable manner.
The bottom line: Rebranding a City
Social Enterprise Live, August 19, 2009