OCT 9: Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty

This post published on October 5, 2007

Small Fortunes - Microcredit and the future of povertySEASON LAUNCH in collaboration with Victoria’s Make Poverty History Week (Oct 8-20).Millions of the world’s poorest – mostly women – are unable to secure a traditional loan. So they are turning to microcredit institutions. This delightful and visually stunning documentary reveals how small short-term loans are transforming the lives of families all over the world. From India, Kenya, the Philippines to New York City, this film is refreshing, uplifting and informative.Produced by award-winning filmmakers Sterling Van Wagenen and Matt Whitaker, BYU Broadcasting 2005. Visit http://www.small-fortunes.com for more information.Post screening discussion with Keith Jamieson (Oikocredit), Gifty Serbeh-Dunn (Shea Butter Markets) and Stewart Anderson, Vancity Manager of Aboriginal Banking Services.Event sponsored by Victoria International Development Agency (VIDEA)When: 7pm Tuesday October 9th 2007(doors at 5.30 – come and have a bite to eat!)Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View St)Cost: $5-10 suggested donationReservations by email only: send an email with “October 9 Reservation” in the subject line.

One response to “OCT 9: Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty”

  1. Last night’s screening was a wonderful experience. The film, Small Fortunes, which i had viewed intially on my little TV had an even stronger impact seeing it on the big screen. I was so moved by the woman who nearly broke down recalling the abject poverty she had endured prior to accessing micro-credit; it opened my heart for the rest of the evening.
    The speakers were so genuine, sincere and knowledgable, and so willing to answer our questions.
    Anyone who left without a deeper understanding of poverty and the incredible hope embodied in the world’s women would have to have been asleep.
    Thanks Mandy! This was truly a service to the community.