From genetically enhanced crop seeds for larger harvests to livestock donations that help grow the food supply, to soccer ball batteries, there are numerous ways that people have researched ways of helping the poor. But now, there is a new, highly effective crop of non-government organizations that have risen into prominence by introducing another solution to poverty, microfinance.
Gregory Jo, a member of the Class of 2015, writes on about his experience working with a microfinance organization in the Philippines this summer.