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Saturday, March 9 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Microlending Near and Far

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How is micro-lendng transforming lives in Minnesota? Find out how innovative local mircorlending efforts are enabling new entrepreneurs to participate in the financial market and create jobs.

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Hussein Samatar

Founder and Executive Director, African Development Center
Hussein Samatar is the Founder and Executive Director of the African Development Center, an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that works within the African communities in Minnesota to start and sustain businesses, build wealth, and promote community reinvestment. In this capacity, he has created several culturally-targeted alternative finance products, and is frequently engaged to address financial, governmental, and other community... Read More →

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Nimo Farah

Housing & Financial Education Deputy Director, African Development Center of Minnesota
Nimo began her journey with the African Development Center as a community organizer, managing ADC’s outreach to clients, partners and communities in the Twin Cities and Greater MN. As HomeStretch-certified workshop trainer and assists in conducting homeownership and financial literacy workshops. Her training includes: Financial Mentorship, University of MN Extension Service (2007), Homebuyer Education Methods: Training the Trainer... Read More →
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Farida Mohamed

Lending and Accounting Relations Manager, African Development Center of Minnesota
Farida Mohamed, joined the African Development Center in December 2009 as an Independent consultant working closely with the CFO and an outside firm to meet ADC’s accounting needs. She then accepted the full-time position as the Lending & Accounting Relations Manager of ADC in May of 2011. The African Development Center depends on Farida’s hands-on management of the $ 5 Million portfolio, maintaining delinquency rate below... Read More →
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Nasibu Sareva

Chief Financial Officer, African Development Center of Minnesota
As Chief Financial Officer, Nasibu Sareva provides both operational and programmatic support to the African Development Center. He does loan packaging, provides technical assistance and general advisory services to small and emerging businesses; in 2007 he led ADC's launch of business accounting services for clients. Nasibu previously worked at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers as a field researcher. He has also worked as a business analyst and staff... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
Oren Gateway: Room 114, Augsburg

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