Microfinance is Fascinating!

Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 11.04.49 PMWhen Ed, the community manager, sent me a link to the “New Microfinance Handbook”, I opened it, saw that it was a 533 page reference tome, and promptly set it aside promising myself I would read it, ahem, “later”.

Wow, what a surprise!  My hat’s off to the authors for taking what could be very dry material and making it readable.  The personal stories really help to imagine what these people’s lives are like and how they save and invest.

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Take 3 Project Start Today!

Monday, March 18, 2013

MarieTake 3 is an opportunity provided to VMware employees who’ve worked at the company for at least 5 years to take 3 months and work on something completely different from their regular day jobs.  I chose to take the opportunity to apply my UX design skills to a community service project and work with the Community for Open Source Microfinance (COSM) on an application called Mifos.

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