First-Ever Kiva U Summit Convenes Student Leaders and Educators Around Financial Inclusion

Monday, October 14, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Oct 11, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — More than 150 college and high school student leaders and educators from around the world with an interest in critical issues around financial inclusion will gather this weekend for the first-ever Kiva U Summit. Kiva U is an initiative created through a partnership of Kiva and Citi Microfinance to enable students and educators to reach beyond the walls of the classroom for real-world learning and engagement on critical issues around microfinance, financial literacy and access, and grassroots leadership. The Kiva U Summit is being held now through October 14 at the HUB in San Francisco, California.

Kiva U, launched in August, is an ambitious initiative to build, strengthen and connect school-based microfinance clubs across the nation, develop teaching tools for experiential learning across education levels and foster leadership among students active in social enterprise, international development and financial inclusion. Young people and teachers can create and join Kiva U teams in the Kiva online community, connect with like-minded peers, and access resources to become experts and take action.

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