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Week of Dec. 2, 2013

Published on December 2, 2013

C. T. BAUER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MICROFINANCE PROGRAM HONORS PARTICIPANTS DURING DEC. 7 CEREMONY

In 2011, the FDIC showed that 8.2 percent of households are unbanked, leading to issues of savings, getting a loan and starting a business. To address this issue, the Microfinance Program at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston provides an innovative educational program, promoting microfinance in under-served Houston communities, by providing access to financial and business education, services and capital investment, with the goal of gaining financial independence.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Program will host a graduation ceremony and pitch day at the Bauer College, recognizing the participants. Program participants will be presented with a certificate from Congressman Al Green’s office, a certificate from the City of Houston Controller Ronald C. Green’s Bank on Houston Program, and a laptop, provided by a grant from Capital One Bank.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Cemo Hall, Stubblefield Auditorium

University of Houston- Main Campus

4800 Calhoun Road

Houston, TX 77002

For more information, please contact Saleha Khumawala, Ph.D., at Saleha@uh.edu

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