With the help of a dozen students from the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, more than 10,000 people in Peru could have access to electricity very soon.
Bauer College’s Microfinance Program just wrapped up its second year with the graduation of 44 participants, who in 12 weeks have begun to turn their business ideas into a reality.
This year, 121 Bauer College students volunteered their time with Houston’s Neighborhood Tax Centers to provide free income tax preparation for families earning an average of $20,000 per year.
Bauer College alumnus Sepand Moshiri explains why he has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston since 2007.
More than 150 students in the Bauer Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) focus on voicing the concerns of Hispanic business students, promoting business leadership skills and entrepreneurship while reaching out to middle school and high school students in the community.
Saleha Khumawala, microfinance professor at the Bauer College, and her students have spent the past semester facilitating and teaching the Bauer Microfinance Program at the Independence Heights Neighborhood Centers Inc.