The Microfinance Impact Collaborative is convened by the Business Ownership Initiative, an initiative of the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. The Collaborative works to inform, strengthen, and accelerate the efforts of US microenterprise finance organizations that are committed to significantly increasing the impact of their work. Comprised of several leading microlenders from across the United States — including Accion Serving Illinois & Northwest Indiana, Ascendus, DreamSpring, Justine PETERSEN, LiftFund, and Opportunity Fund — the collaborative provides participating organizations with a venue and mechanism for collective learning and action. Each year, the Microfinance Impact Collaborative meetings provide time for reflection, engagement, and conversation, strengthening the work of each participating organization, and identifying ways to increase the impact of the microenterprise field. For more information, click here.
The Business Ownership Initiative works to build understanding and strengthen the role of business ownership as an economic opportunity strategy. BOI is an initiative of the Economic Opportunities Program.
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