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Microfinance in Africa: The Liberia Widows Initiative


November 20, 2008 3:45pm - 4:30pm


A discussion with Kate Brubacher, founder of Liberian Widows Initiative (LWI), a microfinance organization to aid women devastated by the Liberian Civil War. The discussion will focus on Brubacher's experience in Ghana where she spent seven months documenting the stories of Liberian refugees, and her subsequent founding of LWI to provide small business loans and savings accounts to Liberian refugee women struggling to feed their families and send their children to school.