Microfinance and the Poor - the Church's response?
Woodlands Church crypt (Clifton, Bristol), Saturday 11 February 2012, 11am - 3pm
There is growing interest in the use of microfinance to support some of the poorest people in the developing world. Organised by Woodlands Group of Churches, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to explore microfinance in more detail, addressing key issues such as how it can best be used to benefit the developing world, addressing some of the negative reports around microfinance and hearing at firsthand how to get involved.
There will be representatives there from a number of the UK's leading microfinance charities, including Vision Fund International (part of World Vision), Five Talents and Deki, with an opportunity to engage in practical workshops and raise questions. We'll also be sharing something of our experiences at Woodlands Group of Churches in our exploration of microfinance as part of our Global Partnerships strategy.
The cost of the seminar is £5, which includes lunch and a contribution towards a fund we will use to make some microfinance loans together during the seminar.
You can book online for the seminar at www.woodlandschurch.net/event/microfinance-seminar or send a cover note and cheque payable to 'Woodlands' to Woodlands Church, Belgrave Road, Clifton, BS8 2AA, ensuring you include your name and contact phone number.