Danny said "Now I'm gonna just pass their contact information to you." last week.
Recently, Grameen U has been looking for a Campus Representative from University of Washington and had a contact with him. Grameen U is one of the projects run by Grameen America, aming to enhance college students' activities to promote their philosophy.
Their homepage says the representative of each universities coordinates, encourages, and joins by him/herself to form students' groups of 5 people. Each group does whatever they want in order to spread the word of Grameen America. There will be some financial and opportunity supports by their headquarter, I guess.
By the way, actually it is the most important thing that Grameen America is a microfinance organization working for the American poor as you could tell from the name. It uses the idea of Grameen Bank (a big microfinance company in Bangladesh, founded by Muhammad Yunus, the "inventor" of microfinance and the Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 2006). What is attractive about this organization is that they have Muhammad Yunus himself at their Board
So now, I will have the contact information of them. How's that!?
I'm always wanting to take initiative in a team. And this opportunity allows me to represent the University of Washington to the big name, Grameen America.
But the thing is that I'm Japanese.
How can I take a leadership and motivate myself to aid American population more than American students do?? I'm living here in the US just temporarily.
But this is obviously a good chance.
"Look, if ou had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip? Yo,," ("Loseyourself" by Eminem)
This is a short, but very exciting quote from a KIVA Newsletter on Dec. 16, 2010!!!!!
As the holidays approach, and seemingly everyone is enmeshed in frantic shopping, last minute deal hunting, and stressful travel plans, we wanted to take a step back to thank the Kiva community for a fantastic year.
We're deep in holiday mode here as well (remember to buy those Kiva Cards! ), but we wanted to share a little bit of good news:
Oprah named Kiva as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things 2010! If you missed the episode in November, it airs again this Friday, December 17th. During her show, she handed out $100 Kiva cards to everyone in her audience, and helped share the story of how countless lenders like you are helping to change the world.
Happy Holidays from everyone at Kiva, and please remember us when it comes time to give that perfect present to a friend.
↑sound of gnashing my teeth
I have failed to keep a blog before, and now it's hard to bring it back.
So, I'm gnashing my teeth.
Well, still there are some changes this time.
- I blog in English
* to improve my language skill
* not to get bored
- There are some focuses in blogging;
* Social Entrepreneurship
* World news
- I am interested in a blog itself as a social network system
Look forward to the next update!!!!