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Investing in Sustainable Economic Growth for the Very Poor: How Canada Can Best Support Microfinance Institutions

What: Investing in Sustainable Economic Growth for the Very Poor: How Canada Can Best Support Microfinance Institutions

When: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: FOCAL Board Room, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), 1 Nicholas St., Suite 720, Ottawa, Ontario

Who: Civil society is known for its commitment to information sharing and mobilization around common goals and interests. RESULTS Canada and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) invite you to join an informational discussion with leading Haitian microfinance expert, Katleen Felix. Ms. Felix serves as Project Director and Diaspora Co-ordinator for Fonkoze, a leading microfinance institution. Fonkoze has supported more than 45,000 women borrowers and is truly visionary; it is committed to providing the means for all Haitians, even the poorest, to participate in the economic development of their country. Katleen will share her involvement with Fonkoze and will be sure to inspire with the stories of those borrowers who have made, or are making, the journey out of poverty, while highlighting the transformative power of microfinance. The session will also serve as an opportunity for participants to discuss the release of CIDA’s Sustainable Economic Growth Strategy and to brainstorm ways to collectively mobilize around Canada’s commitment to support microfinance targeted at the very poor.

Please RSVP to Ruth Mestechkin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 613-562-0005 ext. 237 no later than Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. Space is limited.


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