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Alumnus Update: Finding a Path to an Impact Investing Career

Not more than three years out of col­lege, Myles Lutheran already has had a num­ber of excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties in the Social Enter­prise sec­tor, not the least of which includes his cur­rent place­ment in Kenya with a devel­op­ing social enterprise.

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In the Field Update from Kenya

The past two months have flown by here. I orig­i­nally planned to come here to inde­pen­dently research Kenya’s micro­fi­nance landscape—seeking to under­stand how Kenyans, both in rural areas and in the slums of Nairobi, use rotat­ing sav­ings and cred­its asso­ci­a­tions (ROSCAs) and accu­mu­lat­ing sav­ings and credit asso­ci­a­tions (ASCAs) to man­age their finances— rather than the MFIs in the coun­try. But then while co-oping in China and think­ing about my expe­ri­ences at Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, I decided I wanted to learn more about approaches to income devel­op­ment beyond increas­ing access to finan­cial resources.

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