Contests

$200 - Best Student Microfinance-related Video

The Month of Microfinance and our partners AboutMicrofinance and Citi Microfinance and KivaU  are calling for videos from students of microfinance. Your video can explain microfinance, highlight a particular organization, or do anything else to educate about client-centered microfinance.  The video will be judged based on the educational value, creativity, and strength of message. One high school and one college student will be awarded a $200 Kiva Card which can be used to lend a loan on Kiva.org. To participate, students should:

$50 – $200 – Student Essay Competition on Microfinance

The Month of Microfinance and our partners AboutMicrofinance and Citi Microfinance and KivaU are calling for original essays from students of microfinance (middle school, high school, undergraduates and graduate students) in both English and Spanish.  To participate, students should:

The winning submission will receive a Kiva Card ranging in value from $50 – $200, which can be used to lend a loan on Kiva.org.

$100 and Free Registration to the SEEP Network’s Annual Conference- Best Microfinance Video

The Month of Microfinance and our partner the SEEP Network are calling for videos from the microfinance community. You can be a microfinance institution, alliance, network or supporting organization.  Your video can explain microfinance, highlight your organization, or do anything else to educate about client-centered microfinance.  The video will be judged based on its educational value, creativity, and strength of message. The winning video will receive $100 from the SEEP Network. In addition, the winner will receive one free registration for the SEEP Network’s annual conference (valued at over $1000). The SEEP Network’s annual conference will be from September 22-25 in the Washington DC area.

$100 - Best Microfinance T-Shirt

The Month of Microfinance and our partner Bonsai People – The Vision of Muhammad Yunus want to spark your artistic creativity, so we’re asking you to create t-shirt designs on the website Zazzle.com and send us the t-shirt design you’ve made.  You’re allowed to submit as many t-shirt ideas as you’d like and you may want to print yours and wear it around to spark a dialogue on microcredit and month of microfinance. You have two chances of winning.  We have a Best Design and a Most Viral award.  Both winners will receive $100 and a Bonsai People DVD.

  • See the Rules at Bonsai Movie
  • Winner Announced on Friday, May 31 @ 5 p m EST

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  2. [...] At UMW, students live in tents set up on campus for one week.  Those who complete the week-long challenge experience a visceral understanding of poverty that goes beyond anything they can learn in a classroom. Additionally, students      raise funds for their non-profit partner of choice by donating the difference between what they would have spent on an average day of their life and their $2 a day income and/or seeking out donors who can sponsor them for each day they live on $2 a day or through a block donation. AT UMW they support La Ceiba, a microfinance organization founded in 2008 that provides financial, social and educational support to communities in El Progreso, Honduras. UMW also organizes the Month of Microfinance (in April) where students across the U.S. host and participate in educational events and raise funds and awareness for domestic and global microfinance. This year, seven student groups are undertaking a variety of activities, including hosting professional guest speakers, showing documentaries about microfinance, holding fund-raisers for microfinance institutions, and sponsoring a national student essay competition. [...]

  3. [...] At UMW, students live in tents set up on campus for one week.  Those who complete the week-long challenge experience a visceral understanding of poverty that goes beyond anything they can learn in a classroom.  Additionally, students raise funds for their non-profit partner of choice by donating the difference between what they would have spent on an average day of their life and their $2 a day income and/or seeking out donors who can sponsor them for each day they live on $2 a day or through a block donation. AT UMW they support La Ceiba, a microfinance organization founded in 2008 that provides financial, social and educational support to communities in El Progreso, Honduras. UMW also organizes the Month of Microfinance (in April) where students across the U.S. host and participate in educational events and raise funds and awareness for domestic and global microfinance. This year, seven student groups are undertaking a variety of activities, including hosting professional guest speakers, showing documentaries about microfinance, holding fund-raisers for microfinance institutions, and sponsoring a national student essay competition. [...]

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