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WES Mariam Assefa Fund Spotlights Mission Driven Finance

by | May 15, 2020 | News

I realized my passion, which is working with small business owners and trying to understand what they do in their community." — Benson Ochira

The WES Mariam Assefa Fund, one of the visionary supporters of the Community Finance Fellowship, highlighted Mission Driven Finance and the fellowship in this Insights post on their blog.

Mission Driven Finance’s Community Finance Fellowship seeks to empower individuals from communities that historically lack access to capital, including immigrants and refugees, to use finance as a tool for change. Through the program, fellows get hands-on training in a field that is often hard to access or unwelcoming to women and people of color. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the securities and financial investments field is nearly 62 percent male and over 84 percent white. 

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