May 18, 2011
Alina Rizvi and Marco Sementilli, two 2010-2011 GLOBE student
fellows, will accompany Dr. Linda Sama to Vietnam this month to
visit the Daughters of Charity and witness first-hand the impact
that microcredit programs have on the country’s poor.
The group will travel with Nike representatives to Cu Chi, a town
outside of Ho Chi Minh City, to visit rural borrowers’ communities
involved in Nike’s affiliate microfinance program. On the itinerary
are also cultural visits and meetings in Ho Chi Minh City and Da
Lat with the Daughters of Charity, the Ladies of Charity and other
Microfinance institutions and organizations including Habitat for
Humanity, Nike, the Women’s Union and an English language
The main objective of the GLOBE Student Fellows Program is to
enhance the learning that occurs in the GLOBE classroom by
incorporating a field visit to communities in which GLOBE loans are
being made or will ultimately make a difference. Two students are
selected annually by their peers to participate in this program.
The expectation is that by providing students with exposure to the
true face of poverty and to the related benefits that microloans
provide in the developing world, the experiences obtained will be
transformative for all participants.
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